Necked shouldered jar
about 750–270 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri
Overall: 13 x 7 cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. The exterior is treated with a red wash/slip, some of which has worn away. The jar’s body has a narrow rounded base with sides that expand to high-set shoulders. A wide neck rises to a roughly rolled rim. Three fragments have broken from the neck and rim, but are present. The body has three large cracks.
From Nuri. 1916-1918: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: September 6, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition