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Rim fragment with boss on outer edge. Blue green glaze inside and out, painted inside with geometric designs, outside birds and lotus buds.

Provenance

From Kerma. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1229

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels