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This small jar has an irregular, slender tubular shape much like kohl tubes. It is made of a light reddish clay fabric. It has a shaved base and straight rim, from which one small fragment is missing. It currently contains a cosolidated sandy matrix. Common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts,...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building (Temple) B 600, room 602, sub. 1916: 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: September 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, New Kingdom to Meroitic Period, 1550 B.C.–A.D. 320


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.5 x 2.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 in.)

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The Ancient World