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Bowl with bird on inside

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Reddish gray clay, polished a neutral orange, with low foot; inside decoration depicts a bird in black. Chipped and discolored in a few spots.

Provenance

From Sarras (Shalfak); north-west of Fort (see Diary: March 8, 1931 / Exp.Ph. C 12837 / C 12838). 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1947: Brought from Harvard Camp.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, about A.D. 500–599

Findspot

Sarras (Shalfak), Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 27.5 cm (3 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1672

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels