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Small offering dish/lid

One of 9 small offering dishes/lids; 5 complete and four broken. Common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts, small vessels such as this example are often called "offering bowls/dishes" or, because of their small size, "model bowls." In ancient times they could be used for the presentation of...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W) 469. March 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 16, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 643–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 10.5 cm (1 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.3164

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels