Necked jar with painted decoration
Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Qurta, Cemetery 122, Grave 8
Overall: 31 x 6.6 cm (12 3/16 x 2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This jar is fashioned of an orangish-red clay fabric and treated with a buff-colored slip. It has a globular body with a long neck and a flaring, recurved rim. The upper body is decorated with a pattern of brown-black lines forming grid-hatched trapezoidal shapes (possibly representing nets or baskets) connected by lines crossing in an “x” formation (possibly representing cords). Just below the painted designs is a wide band of many thin decorative rilled lines. Just below the neck a slightly raised wavy line runs around the jar, seemingly created by impressing and/or pinching rather than through applique.
From Qurta (ASN122/8). 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)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia