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Necked shouldered jar

This small jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. The exterior is treated with a red wash/slip, some of which has worn away. The jar's body has a narrow rounded base with sides that expand to high-set shoulders. A wide neck rises to a roughly rolled rim. Three fragments have broken from the neck...

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From Nuri. 1916-1918: 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.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13 x 7 cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World