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Lid shaped from a vessel fragment

This is a large circular lid shaped from a fragment of a redware pottery vessel, possibly treated with a red wash. It is concave due to the portion of the original vessel from which the source fragment broke off. The underside has one wide rilling line.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 1. 1916: 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 Tanyidamani, 110–90 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.5031

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels