Small necked jar with painted decoration

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 2.2 cm (3 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.3589

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small jar is of squat bag-shaped proportions with a very constricted neck an extended rim with deeply rilled lines. Painted decoration has worn considerably. The uppermost body has a brown-red ring around the neck. Just below this line are the faint remnants of red-orange irregular dot-like shapes and curved lines, possibly comprising a botanical/vine motif.

Provenance

From Nubia (Egypt), Cemetery 143. 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