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Small pointed-base jar

Nubian
Meroitic Period (?)
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amun, room 518, B 500

Dimensions

Overall: 12.2 x 4.1 cm (4 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4873

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small jar is fashioned of a buff to reddish clay fabric. It has a pointed base and globular upper body with two nub-like handles. A constricted concave neck connects the body with a flaring rim, the majority of which is broken off and missing. The exterior has traces of treatment with a red wash.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amun (B 500), room 518. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition