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This is a very small bowl fashioned by hand from a rough blackware fabric. Very small vessels are common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts where they could be presented with offerings or as model offerings in and of themselves. They are thus often called "model vessels." They are most often...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B (Great Temple of Amun), Room 502 (inner court). 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 21, 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: 3.8 x 6.2 cm (1 1/2 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4397

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels