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Hemispherical bowl

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This is a fairly small, wide, and shallow hemispherical bowl that is treated with creamy white slip on both interior and exterior. The finishing treatment on the exterior fo the base has worn away to an underlying black fabric (or blackening). The bottom of the interior carries a dark brown...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 25 (tomb of Queen(?) Maletaral II). 1917: 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: September 1, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Post-Meroitic/Byzantine Period, A.D. 364–476


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5.5 x 15.2 cm (2 3/16 x 6 in.)

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The Ancient World