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Necked jar with painted decoration and contents

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This jar is fashioned of an orangish clay fabric and treated with a white slip. The body is globular with slighty shoulders and a pronounced curve in the lower body into a subtlely rounded base. The neck is highly constricted. The rim is broken off and missing. The upper body is decorated with a...

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From Wadi Alaqi (ASN112/16). 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

Coptic, Byzantine (Coptic), about 4th–6th century A.D.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 31.5 x 4.5 cm (12 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World