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Hemispherical bowl

This is a fairly small, wide, and shallow hemispherical bowl that is treated with creamy white slip on both interior and exterior. The exterior of the rim is painted with a thin line of dark brown paint. The interior is decorated with a fairly symmetrical design, also in dark brown paint,...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 25 (tomb of Queen(?) Maletaral II). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 1, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Post-Meroitic/Byzantine Period, A.D. 364–476


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5.1 x 14.5 cm (2 x 5 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World