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18th c BCE-16th c BCE Nubian Classic Kerma Applied Arts

KERMA Anonymous (active c. 2600 BCE - 1600 BCE) Primary
c. 1750 BCE-1570 BCE
18th c BCE-16th c BCE
Classic Kerma
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Kerma. Sudan.
Boston. Museum of Fine Arts.
African21.afr05c02
These two bowls show the variety of work that the ancient Nubians produced. The goblet on the left has exceedingly thin walls and the contrast of black, white and red is extremely elegant and technically quite sophisticated. There are many examples of this style, which was apparently quite popular with patrons. The bowl on the right is not so delicate, but its decoration is quite effective, contrasting the smooth meandering ribbon patterns with the rougher texture of the hatched background. The edge is marked by a raised lozenge border. The artists that created these vessels certainly had a refined aesthetic sense for their creations are much more than mere "service" vessels. And these are just two vessels of many which demonstrate a great variety of geometric designs and surface treatments.

Caption: KERMA | Vessels. | c. 1750 BCE-1570 BCE | Nubian | Classic Kerma
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