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Necked jar with painted decoration

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This jar is fashioned of an orangish-red fabric treated with a creamy buff-colored slip. It has a shouldered globular body, a medium-length highly constricted neck, and a rim with a very slight outward pull. The widest point of the body has been decorated with a thin band of rilled lines. The...

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From Gerf Hussein. (ASN72/ 171). 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 7, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

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


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 20.5 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World