Globular jar with incised decoration

Nubian
A-Group to C-Group
3100–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 101, Grave 159

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 9.8 cm (7 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.3500

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This medium globular jar has a rounded base and slight high-set shoulders. Its neck flares slightly to a straight, unworked rim. The point of articulation of the body and the neck has been decorated with a line of incised dots, below which, on the upper portion of the body, is band of line decoration that resembles adjoining upside-down “y“ ‘s.

Provenance

From Dakka (101/195/5). 1910. 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