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Conical eggshell-ware bowl

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Eggshell thin, handmade polished ware of Nubian A-Group, with black interior and buff exterior painted with red painted geometric patterns imitating basketry.

Provenance

From Nubia (Egypt). 1910-11: excavated by George A. Reisner for the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia (field no. 148/22/5); assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. George A. Reisner

Nubian, Terminal A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Sudan (Nubai)

Dimensions

Height x rim diameter: 19 x 21 cm (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.1540

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels