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Small offering bowl/cup

Common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts, small vessels such as this example are often called "offering bowls/cups" or, because of their small size, "model bowls." In ancient times they could be used for the presentation of offerings at a tomb or temple, as model offerings in and of...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amun, room 518. 1916: 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 16, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 x 8.7 cm (1 9/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4251

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels