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Jar with incised decoration

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This jar is fahioned of a red clay fabric with small areas that have fired black. It has a bulbous globular body with a rounded base, short neck, and a straight, very slightly pressed out rim, some of which has chipped off. The upper body is decorated with incised double-line arcs oriented...

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From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, grave 701. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic to Post-Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 600


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 24 x 21 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World