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Necked globular jar

Nubian
Napatan Period (?)
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 504 (chapel), Great Temple of Amun

Dimensions

Overall: 26.5 x 5.8 cm (10 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4801

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar has is fashioned of a red clay fabric. The exterior also has traces of red wash/slip. The jar has a bulging, virtually spherical body that constricts abruptly at the top, leading into a narrow neck and rim with slight outward pull. A sizable portion of the body has broken into fragments, of which many are present.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 504 (chapel). 1920: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition