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Necked spherical jar

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This jar has is fashioned of a rather coarse red clay fabric with small areas that have blackened. It has a bulging spherical body that constricts abruptly to a short narrow neck and rim with slight outward pull. Aside from some chips on the rim and some craters on the body, the vessel is...

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From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 5, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 28 x 5.1 cm (11 x 2 in.)

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The Ancient World