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Black-topped red polished bowl

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This bowl is of a fabric characteristic of the classical period of Kerma pottery. There is a very slight outward roll and flare to the rim. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The black top was...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 322. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: June 27, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.3222

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels