User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Small hemispherical bowl

Start collecting

This small hemispherical bowl is fashioned of a pinkish clay fabric. The interior and exterior surfaces have been treated with a red slip and well polished. A whitish muddy wash subsequently coated portions of the vessel. There is a slight irregularity to its rounded base. The exterior has some...

Show Full Description


From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: 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 23, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.6 x 13.1 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World