Necked jar with painted decoration

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gerf Husein, Cemetery 72, Grave 171

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

19.3597

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar is fashioned of an orangish-red fabric treated with a creamy buff-colored slip. It has a shouldered globular body, a medium-length highly constricted neck, and a rim with a very slight outward pull. The widest point of the body has been decorated with a thin band of rilled lines. The upper body is painted (in brown-black) with a botanical motif resembling a flowering or fruit-bearing vine.

Provenance

From Gerf Hussein. (ASN72/ 171). 1908. 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia