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Small offering dish/lid

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This is one of two small offering dishes/lids found together. 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 they could be used for the presentation of...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg W) 469, SW foundation deposit. 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

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.7 x 10.7 cm (1 7/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.3174

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits