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Large globular jar with incised decoration

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This large, nearly symmetrical globular jar is made of a reddish clay. It has a rounded base, a wide mouth, and very slightly worked rim. Figural decoration has been incised into the surface to depict three stick-like human figures and two more abstract designs of three vertically joined...

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From Dakka (ASN 101/16). 1910. 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: July 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group to C-Group, 3100–1550 B.C.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 30.5 x 13.1 cm (12 x 5 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World