Two-handled footed jar with painted decoration

Byzantine (Coptic) Period
about 2nd century A.D.–A.D. 641

Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Wadi Qamar, Cemetery 34, Grave 109


Overall: 30.3 x 3.7 cm (11 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



The body of this footed jar is nearly conical. It has a short foot with a deep, wheel-formed base. It has a long, highly constricted straight neck. The rim is broken off and missing. Two loop handles connect on opposite sides roughly at the midpoint of the surviving neck and just above the shoulders. The uppermost body is painted with a black band of large spirals.


From Wadi Qamar (Egypt)(ASN 34/109, 1908). 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 3, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia