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This flask exhibits the characteristic attributes of its type: a round body with very constricted short neck with two loop handles. The rim is chipped and broken. There is a single incised line around the neck. This example has sharper side edges than many of earlier date, which tend to be fully...

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Provenance

From Qurta (ASN122/56). 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)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

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

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 2 cm (7 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3585

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels