Necked jar

Nubian
Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 29 x 5.7 cm (11 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3592

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar has an almost spherical body with a long neck and slightly rounded rim. All but the top of surface of the rim has been treated with a red slip with signs of burnishing/polishing. A small amount of a sandy and earthy ground matrix mixed with small bits of dried plant matter (chaff or the like) were contained in the vessel and are housed with it.

Provenance

From Nubia (Egypt). 1907-1911: 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: August 4, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia