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Shouldered jar

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This tall shouldered jar has a constricted neck and rolled rim. Its surface exhibits some blackening.

Provenance

From between Meris and Markos, Nubia (Egypt). (ASN 41/406, 1908). 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: June 15, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20.7 x 5.2 cm (8 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3464

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels