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Large jar, red washed, black and white. Horizontal band on shoulder. Rim white-washed over black band. Had been encased in coarse woven brown cloth, part of which still adhere.

Provenance

From Meroe, W308, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 29 cm (17 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-281

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels