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Small hemispherical bowl

This cup is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. It has been treated with a red slip and polished, though much of the exterior is in heavily battered condition. The base is rounded. Straight sides expand towards the upper body before inverting slightly to a straight rim. ust below the rim are 2-3...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: 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 23, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 11.8 cm (3 1/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4487

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels