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This large, nearly drop-shaped jar has a rounded base, a wide mouth, and two rough, vertical lug handles applied to the upper body. The rim has a slight outward pull.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg.S), grave 92. 1923: 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: August 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. S), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 33.9 x 14.2 cm (13 3/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.3119

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels