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Mixed group of fragments of many vessels

This large group of vessel fragments represents many different forms, including footed cups, cups with rounded bases, flaring cups, and jars. Most are made of a light red to red-brown clay fabric, sometimes somewhat coarse.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building 700, U-G. Corner, NW foundation deposit (disturbed). 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 20, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits