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Necked spherical jar

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This jar has is fashioned of a red clay fabric that has fired black particularly in the upper portions. The exterior also has traces of black polishing. It has a bulging, virtually spherical body that constricts abruptly at the top to a flat ledge, leading into a narrow neck and rim with slight...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 504. 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 6, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic to Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group, about 750 B.C.–A.D. 600


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 26 x 5.7 cm (10 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

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