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Miniature/model offering jar

This small jar is fashioned of a light reddish clay fabric. It has a unevenly shaved base, a globular body with slightly convex sides, and a flaring rim. Common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts, small vessels such as this example are often called "offering vessels" or, because of their...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building (Temple) B 600, room 602, sub. 1916: 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 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, New Kingdom to Meroitic Period, 1550 B.C.–A.D. 320


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6.1 x 2.4 cm (2 3/8 x 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World