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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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From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 3.4 x 13.3 cm (1 5/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World