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Decorated jar

Nubian
Meroitic Period
1st–3rd century A.D


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, Tomb G 665

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 27.5 cm

Accession Number

1991.1140

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall jar with a rounded base, straight sides, and a small narrow mouth with a plain rim. Decorated with a garland of flies below the neck, and with a scale pattern on the upper body of the vessel.

Provenance

From Karanog, tomb G 665. 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