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Small long-necked shouldered jar

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This small jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. Its exterior is treated with a red wash. The body has a narrow rounded base with sides widening to high-set shoulders. A long straight neck rises to a folded rim with squared edges. The jar is intact.


From Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken), NE foundation deposit. 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 14.7 x 6.2 cm (5 13/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits