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.

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. The upper body and rim are broken off and missing. Common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts, small vessels such as this example...

Show Full Description


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


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4.5 x 3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World