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Vessel fragments

Eight fragments of a red bowl with blue pigment and a black-painted inscription.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 5. 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka–Tanwetamani, 698–653 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter (approximate) x thickness: 25 x 0.9 cm (9 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.1908

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels