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Ostracon on jar/jug shoulder fragment

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This jar/jug fragment has a faint black painted inscription in either Demotic or Meroitic script.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (tomb of a queen). 1916: 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 29, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Shanadakhete, 170–150 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.5411

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca