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Platter with stand/foot

This is a large, shallow platter of reddish clay fabric. Most of the rim is broken off and missing. It once had a stand or foot (likely the former based on the remaining portion), but most has broken off as well. The central portion of the platter is blackened. There are areas of a sandy beige...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (tomb of a queen). 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 18, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Shanadakhete, 170–150 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World