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Bowl with running spiral decoration

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Black ware krater handmade of low-fired Nile alluvial clay, burnished black with incised decoration filled with red and white pigment. Decoration includes running spirals and lotus blossoms, with a rosette on the base. Inscription on the base has been translated by G. Posener as "To Humbaba."...

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Provenance

From Kerma, K I (Lower Deffufa), Room L, west side, hard debris. 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

Height: 12.4 cm

Accession Number

13.5083

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels