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Black-topped red polished bowl

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This bowl is of a type characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The black top was attained by turning the beaker over to place the upper portion...

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Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 312. December, 1913: 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. (Accession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10 x 20.8 cm (3 15/16 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5795

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

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Vessels