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Large deep hemispherical bowl

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This is a large, deep bowl of a somewhat coarse redware fabric. It is roughly hemispherical in shape. The rim is chipped, and there is slight cracking. The exterior of the base is coated with a textured mud layer.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 504 (chapel). 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: September 1, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period (?), about 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 20.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4762

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels