Black-polished jar with stamped pattern

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 341

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 23.5 x 17 cm (9 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1804

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Beer jar. An ovoid jar with a long neck. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain and squared. There are incised lines around the rim. There is a stamped pattern around the upper body. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb W 341. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition