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Shallow bowl

This well made shallow bowl is roughly hemispherical in shape and has fairly thin walls. Both the interior and exterior have been treated with a red slip and polished. Both surfaces also have many small black discolorations. The straight, unworked rim has a few chips, and there is one fragment...

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From Meroe (Beg. W), grave 159. 1922: 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: August 22, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Meroe (Beg. W), Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6 x 15.5 cm (2 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World