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Conical bowl

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This conical bowl has steep walls that taper towards the bottom. The decoration consists of diagonally striped ribbing. The double tie ornament applied around the rim is characteristic of Pan-Grave ceramics, found in burials in Lower Nubia, Upper Egypt, and on occasion even as far north as...

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Said to be from Abydos. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for 2 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Nubian (Pan-Grave), Pan-Grave Period, about 1700–1520 B.C.


Height x diameter: 9.5 x 10 cm (3 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World