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Ribbed tall bag-shaped jar

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This jar is made of a red to buff clay fabric. It is of tall, bag-shaped proportions with a base that comes to a rounded point. The middle and upper body (i.e. all but the base) is ribbed. The rim is thickly rolled. Two rough loop handles have been added to the upper body. The jar is in...

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From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 24.1 x 7.8 cm (9 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World