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Small offering dish/lid

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 offerings at a tomb or temple or as model offerings in and of...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte). SE foundation deposit. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 14.3 cm (1 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4055

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels