Small squat globular jar

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Building 100

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4807

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small jar is fashioned of a red to black pottery fabric. It has a squat globular body with a rough rounded base, a short neck, and a wide mouth with straight rim. It is in cracked condition, but complete.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building 100. 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition