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Black-topped bowl

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This round-bottomed bowl has a rim that is somewhat recurved. The blackened rim is further decorated by a zigzag line as well as finely incised hatching. (Sudan catalogue) Large red-polished, black-topped bowl with incised rim: a hatched band with single zigzag band within it. (Card)

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, Tomb K 133 (a disturbed oval grave). April, 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2500–2200 B.C.

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14.8 x 24.4 cm (5 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11907

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels