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Necked jar

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This jar has an almost spherical body with a long neck and slightly rounded rim. All but the top of surface of the rim has been treated with a red slip with signs of burnishing/polishing. A small amount of a sandy and earthy ground matrix mixed with small bits of dried plant matter (chaff or...

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From Nubia (Egypt). 1907-1911: 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: August 4, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group, about 4th–6th century A.D.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 29 x 5.7 cm (11 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World