Cylindrical bottle

Nubian
Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Qurta, Cemetery 122, Grave 59

Dimensions

Overall: 25.2 x 5 cm (9 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3587

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The upper portion of this jar’s cylindrical body narrows to a slightly concave neck and worked rim. The base of the neck has a border ridge formed during spinning. The flat base splays out very slightly. A single handle attaches at just below the rim and upper body. The exterior is treated with red slip.

Provenance

From Qurta (ASN122/59). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

(Accession Date: August 4, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia