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Pot

Small pot, incomplete, figure of Bes on each side, holding knife and fan

Provenance

From Meroe NXIX chamber B. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 6.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12312

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels