Miniature globular jar with incised decoration

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 101, Grave 588

Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 x 5.8 cm (4 1/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3528

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small, slipped redware globular jar has a rounded base and straight neck with a small crudely modeled lip. It has been decorated with an incised pattern of triple-line decoration that forms a horizontal band of adjoining diamond shapes around the upper portion. Straight, vertical appendages of triple lines extend downward from some of the diamonds. Numerous burn and ash marks discolor the body.

Provenance

From Dakka (ASN 101/588). 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia