Flask and contents
Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Qurta, Cemetery 122, Grave 56
Overall: 20 x 2 cm (7 7/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This flask exhibits the characteristic attributes of its type: a round body with very constricted short neck with two loop handles. The rim is chipped and broken. There is a single incised line around the neck. This example has sharper side edges than many of earlier date, which tend to be fully rounded. There are traces of red wash/slip. Contents from the flask include very small amounts of carbonized organic matter (very small bits) including some seeds.
From Qurta (ASN122/56). 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)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia