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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia