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Necked jar with painted decoration

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This jar is fashioned of an orangish-red clay fabric and treated with a buff-colored slip. It has a globular body with a long neck and a flaring, recurved rim. The upper body is decorated with a pattern of brown-black lines forming grid-hatched trapezoidal shapes (possibly representing nets or...

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From Qurta (ASN122/8). 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: 31 x 6.6 cm (12 3/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World