Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt
Overall: 29 x 5.7 cm (11 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This jar has an almost spherical body with a long neck and slightly rounded rim. All but the top of surface of the rim has been treated with a red slip with signs of burnishing/polishing. A small amount of a sandy and earthy ground matrix mixed with small bits of dried plant matter (chaff or the like) were contained in the vessel and are housed with it.
From Nubia (Egypt). 1907-1911: 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 4, 2006)
Archaeological Survey of Nubia