Necked jar with painted decoration and contents

Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.

Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gudhi, Cemetery 15, Grave 44


Overall: 26 x 3.7 cm (10 1/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This shouldered jar is fashioned of an orangish clay fabric and treated with a buff-colored slip. It has has a short neck and straight rim. The upper body has two bands of brown-black painted decoration, one wide band and one narrower band. Within each band are zigzag bands comrpised of two straight-line borders with a wavy line between. The neck and rim are broken with portions missing. The jar’s contents include small fragments of dried mud that may have resulted from liquid contents.


Sharifa-tod, Godi. (ASN 15/44). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession Date: August 4, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia