Decorated jar

Nubian
Meroitic Period
1st–3rd century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 150

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1142

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large globular jar with a small neck and mouth (plain rim). Red burnished, and decorated below the neck with four frogs with long tongues which turn into ankhs at the ends. One small fragment missing from the body.

Provenance

From Karanog, tomb G 150. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange