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Bowl with figural representation

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Bronze. Bowl. Incised decoration. Procession of deities beneath an ornamental band of olive leaves. Decayed but nearly perfect. [Alternate Text:] With incised decoration, representing a king and gods. The style and the short inscription beside the king are Meroitic, although the motifs are of...

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Provenance

From Gammai, Tomb 115. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

Nubian, Meroitic Period or early Post-Meroitic Period, 4th–6th century A.D.

Findspot

Gammai, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9 x 16.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.365

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels