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Sherds from a beer jar

Sherds from a beer jar: flat, stringcut base only. The base is wheelmade and unslipped. The fabric shows heavy zoning at break from low firing temperature. Finger marks left around bottom of base from where the jar was lifted off of the wheel.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal. 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 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian/Nubian, New Kingdom, likely Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Base diameter: 9.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)


The Ancient World