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Rim fragment of bowl

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Blue glazed inside and out; outside decayed; inside painted with lotus flowers. Pictured with 72.1280 (14-3-1477) at right.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Southern Cemetery, K15, K1500x Chapel. March, 1914: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

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Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 6.6 cm (2 9/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1271

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels