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Decorated jar

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.


From Aniba, 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)

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MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange

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


Aniba, Nubia (Egypt)

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The Ancient World