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Painted green glass vessel from Meroë

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6 pieces (and a few small chips) of a clear green glass cup painted in several colors on outside of bottom and sides: light green, yellow, two shades of rose, brown and white. On bottom: Sphinx or king's head with Atef crown inside flower garland. Around side badly preserved priest before god...

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Findspot Information: Probably all originally in Meroe: Beg. N 5 (Prince Arikankarer, 25-41 A.D.) although some pieces carried by tomb robbers to Beg. N 13, Naqrinsan(?) (155-133 B.C).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, A.D. 1st century

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: D. base piece 8+ cm

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The Ancient World