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Small offering dish/lid fragments

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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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.5 x 10.1 cm (1 x 4 in.) Overall: 2.5 x 9.5 cm (1 x 3 3/4 in.) Overall: 2.5 x 10.4 cm (1 x 4 1/8 in.) Overall: 2.6 x 10 cm (1 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall: 2.6 x 9.8 cm (1 x 3 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World