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Fragmentary double globular jar

Nubian
C-Group
about 2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gerf Husein (Gedekol), Cemetery 76, Grave 111

Dimensions

Overall: 12.8 x 13.2 cm (5 1/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3491

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This fragmentary jar has a complex profile comprised of two globular elements joined by a short “neck.” The bottom globular element is intact, while the slightly smaller upper component is in fragments (one of which is large). The upper component narrows to a pulled, straight rim which has very thin incised lines along its surface. Some areas are blackened and some efflorescence of salt is evident.

Provenance

From Gedekol (ASN 76/111). 1908. 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: July 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia