Globular jar with incised diamond patterns

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 101, Grave 40

Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 5.7 cm (5 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3509

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slipped redware globular jar has high-set shoulders and a base that comes to a rounded point. A straight neck terminates in a straight, unworked rim. The upper shoulder and lower neck areas carry incised line decoration forming vertical and horizontal rows of adjoining diamond shapes. Fabric is silt with straw temper; burn markings.

Provenance

From Dakka (ASN 101/40/5). 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