Small pointed-base jar
Meroitic Period (?)
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amun, room 518, B 500
Overall: 12.2 x 4.1 cm (4 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition