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Large globular jar with incised decoration

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 101, Grave 178

Dimensions

Overall: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3504

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large rough redware globular jar is in fragmentary condition. Its surface has been decorated with incised line and hatched patterns: some seem to be abstract “y”-patterns, while some resemble fish or other aquatic/animal life. It has a high neck. One area is roughly finished due to exposure; there is a hole bored into one rim sherd for repair.

Provenance

From Dakka (ASN 101/178). 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