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Common in tomb and temple contexts, small vessels such as this example are often called "offering bowls" or, especially due to their small size, "model bowls." In ancient times they could be used for the presentation of offerings at a tomb or temple or as model offerings in and of themselves....

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of Amaniastabarqa), SE foundation deposit. 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 12 cm (1 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3976

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels