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Miniature/model vessel with incised decoration

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This small, bowl-like vessel was fashioned by hand from a black clay fabric. It is roughly rectangular in shape with a rounded base and straight rim. All four of the exterior sides as well as the interior base have incised/impressed ankh-symbols (the Egyptian hieroglyph for "life"): 4 on the...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of Amaniastabarqa). 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, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 3 x 7.2 cm (1 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits