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Necked jar with painted decoration

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This jar is fashioned of a reddish ware and treated with a creamy buff-colored slip. It has a wide shouldered body with a very constricted, slightly concave neck that terminates with an outwardly pulled rim. Slip treatment stops just below the rim. The lower body of the jar has a pronounced...

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From Gerf Hussein (ASN 72/91). 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: 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: 30.4 x 5 cm (11 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World