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Globular jar with incised decoration

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This jar is fashioned of blackware with signs of black polish. It has a globular, almost spherical body with a fairly short neck that narrows on its rise to a straight rim. Approximately the upper third of the body is decorated with incised, stippled line decoration: Three narrow bands separate...

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From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa. 1919: 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 5, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 29 x 5 cm (11 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World