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Miniature globular jar with red painted line decoration (D-ware)

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This is a miniature shouldered globular jar of Predynastic Egyptian "D-ware" style. It has a flat base, no neck, and a rolled rim. Two lug handles have been attached at the shoulders. It is decorated with red painted designs (now quite faded) including wavy lines and hatched patterns that may...

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Provenance

From Demhid, Sham Nishai (Egypt). (ASN 45/446, 1908). 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 4.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3521

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels