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Incised black-topped redware jar

This black-topped redware jar has very slight shoulders, a base that comes to a rounded point, and an unworked rim. Incised lines applied to the surface may be a potmark or possibly decoration representing stylized botanical motif.

Provenance

From Nubia (Egypt). 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.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 6.8 cm (5 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3514

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels