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Lid

This is a thick disc-shaped lid made of a reddish clay fabric. It is intact.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Nawidemak). 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 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period reign of Nawidemak, about 90–50 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.5030

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels