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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 that splays outward very slightly. The sides expand very gradually before the upper body curves inward to a wide mouth with a slightly out-turned rim. Most of the upper body is broken off, some fragments...

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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: 10 x 4.4 cm (3 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4870

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels