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Footed bowl with painted decoration

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This is a tall slender bowl with a small foot. Both the exterior at least portions of the interior are treated with a red wash, possibly polished. The exterior is also adorned with regularly spaced vertical rows of three, haphazardly applied white painted dots (looking more like sideways drop...

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From Wadi Alaqi (ASN112/24). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: August 2, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, X-Group, about 4th–6th century A.D.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 17.4 x 12.9 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World