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 offering dish/lid

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

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: 4.3 x 11.7 cm (1 11/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.3150

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits