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Offering dish

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Common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts, small, often poorly made vessels such as this shallow dish are often classified as "offering bowls/dishes. They could be used to present actual offerings at a tomb or temple or could be used as model offerings in and of themselves. Examples of...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 15 (tomb of Nastasen) foundation deposit UR 2. 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 16, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Nastasen, 335–315 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.1 x 17 cm (1 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4209

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits