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Necked globular jar

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This jar has is fashioned of a red clay fabric that has fired black in some areas. It has a bulging, virtually spherical body that constricts abruptly at the top to a narrow neck and rim with slight outward pull. The exterior has possible traces of a red wash. It is intact.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 701. 1919: 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 4.5 cm (9 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4871

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels