User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Black-topped, red-polished bowl

Start collecting

Black-topped, red-polished, with incised band around rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, North Cemetery, tomb KN 98; 1916: 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: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, End of Early Kerma, about 2100 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20 x 30 cm (7 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11862

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels