Necked jar with painted decoration
Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gerf Husein, Cemetery 72, Grave 171
Overall: 20.5 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia