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Small offering dish/lid

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

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From Nuri, Pyramid 1, NW foundation deposit. 1918: 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 14, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown king, 369–353 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 3 x 11 cm (1 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits