Globular jar with incised decoration

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 101, Grave 144

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 9.5 cm (8 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3501

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar has a globular body with a long, slightly flaring neck that ends in a straight, slightly pulled rim. The base is scraped-round. The lower portion of the neck carries an incised band of hatched lines. Descending from this band (and attached to it) is a band resembling adjacent letter “y’s” written with triple lines. Just below these, the upper portion of the jar’s body is decorated with unevenly spaces botanical patterns resembling trees, wheat, or the like. Large fire-cloud and many small burn marks.

Provenance

From Dakka (ASN 101/144). 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