User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Globular jar with incised decoration

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...

Show Full Description


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)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group to C-Group, 3100–1550 B.C.


Nubia, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World