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The upper portion of this jar's cylindrical body narrows to a slightly concave neck and worked rim. The base of the neck has a border ridge formed during spinning. The flat base splays out very slightly. A single handle attaches at just below the rim and upper body. The exterior is treated with...

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From Qurta (ASN122/59). 1911. 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: August 4, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group, about 4th–6th century A.D.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 25.2 x 5 cm (9 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World