Small squat globular jar

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Building B 100, Sub.

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 2.6 cm (2 11/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

20.4808

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This miniature/model jar is fashioned of a coarse, buff-colored clay fabric with some blackened areas. The body has a tall ovoid shape with a rounded base and a short, straight rim. Other than some nicks in the exterior surface it is in good condition.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 100, Sub. 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