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Tall bowl

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This tall, slender bowl is fashioned of a light reddish-brown clay fabric. It has a rounded base, convex sides and a this, straight rim. The uppermost body and rim are treated with a red wash and four irregularly spaced incised lines added while turning on a wheel. It is in cracked condition.


From Nuri, Pyramid 34 (tomb of Queen Henutirdis). 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: September 1, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef, 404–396 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 19 x 19 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World