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Necked globular jar

This jar has is fashioned of a red clay fabric. The exterior also has traces of red wash/slip. The jar has a bulging, virtually spherical body that constricts abruptly at the top, leading into a narrow neck and rim with slight outward pull. A sizable portion of the body has broken into...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 504 (chapel). 1920: 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 6, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period (?), about 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 26.5 x 5.8 cm (10 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World