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This is a very small, shallow bowl fashioned by hand from a rough redware 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...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2 x 5.4 cm (13/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World