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Jar

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse deep red clay fabric with sizable limestone inclusions. It has a rough, rounded base and slightly narrowing straight sides that rise to outwardly bulging shoulders. A further constriction at the top ends with a slightly folded rim. Only a small...

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Provenance

From Nubua (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa), NE foundation deposit. 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: August 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 7 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4787

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits