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Large tall slender jar

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This large tall slender jar has a slightly recurved rim. One of two original loop handles on the upper body remains. Many areas of the exterior are coated with mud. Contents found in the jar include a loose mixture of sand, soil, a thin black matrix (possibly carbon?), botanical remains, and...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani). 1918: 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 7, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani, 463–435 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 48.5 x 12.8 cm (19 1/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World