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Pitcher with painted decoration

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This pitcher has a bag-shaped body with a ring base. It has a wide straight neck with a slight recurve at the top just below a rolled rim. A handle attaches at the middle of the neck and the upper body. Just below the neck are two rows of haphazardly rendered large black dots. The body also...

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From Dakka (ASN 100). 1909. 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

Nubian, Meroitic to Post-Meroitic Period (X-Group), 270 B.C.–A.D. 600


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 23.4 x 10.5 cm (9 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World