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Globular jar with incised decoration

A-Group to C-Group
3100–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 101


Overall: 24 x 9.4 cm (9 7/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This globular (almost bag-shaped) jar has a round-scraped base, low-set shoulders, slightly flaring neck, and straight rim with a slight outward pull. The point of articulation of the body and neck has been decorated with a band of very short incised vertical lines. Below this band is a large band of joining diamond shapes, incised with four lines. Within each diamond is a patch of stippling. Just below the rim there are slight remnants of three red painted lines as well. Low fired (broken and partially repaired rim); burn discoloration- one very large fire-cloud; exposure damage at one side.


From Nubia (Egypt), Cemetery 101, grave 55 or 57. 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: July 5, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia