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Small offering dish/lid

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One of seventeen small offering dishes/lids, as in 23-3-672A, B. Six are complete, the rest are fragmentary. 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." In ancient times...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 466. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 16, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 14 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.3145

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits