Decorated jar

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–A.D. 300


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 287 or 297

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1141

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid, narrow necked jar; rounded base, plain rim. Decorated with a ring of diamond shapes below the neck, and below that, and separated linearly, is a lotus garland, flowers alternating in color between brown and red.

Provenance

From Karanog, tomb G 287 or G 297. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange