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Convex-sided bowl

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This shallow bowl has convex sides with a sharp upper curviture that is not quite a carination. The base is rounded, but gradual enough that the bowl is able to sit flat. It has a flat, pinched rim with a slight inversion. Both the interior and exterior of the bowl have been treated with a red...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court), VI brick room. 1920: 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: August 25, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–19, 1550–1186 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.7 x 22.2 cm (3 7/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World