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Painted bowl

This bowl, of a buff-colored clay, is roughly hemispherical with a folded rim. It is treated with a white slip inside and out. The exterior is decorated with painted vertical bands defined by black lines. The painting withing these bands forms a sequence of three types: solid yellow, solid...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus VIII. March 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World