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Pomegranate-shaped vessel

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Globular ovoid jar. It is made of faience with a green glaze. It has a long neck and rim that mimick the shape of a pomegranate. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb W 609. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 698–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.5 x 5.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1805

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels