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Miniature/model offering jar

This small jar is fashioned of a light reddish clay fabric. It has a flat, shaved base, and a globular body with slightly convex sides that constrict at the top. Much of the upper body is broken off and missing, though a small portion of a flaring rim remains. Common in grave, tomb, and...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4867

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels