Small necked jar with painted decoration
Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt
Overall: 9.5 x 2.2 cm (3 3/4 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia