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Tall shouldered jar

This tall shouldered jar has a small, flat base, constricted neck, and slightly rolled rim. The surface shows signs of a red wash.

Provenance

From Gedekol. (ASN 76/112). 1908. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: July 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, Likely late Prehistoric Period, about 4000–3100 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 10.9 cm (11 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3493

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels