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Small necked jar with painted decoration

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This small jar is of squat bag-shaped proportions with a very constricted neck an extended rim with deeply rilled lines. Painted decoration has worn considerably. The uppermost body has a brown-red ring around the neck. Just below this line are the faint remnants of red-orange irregular dot-like...

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From Nubia (Egypt), Cemetery 143. 1907-1911: 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, Post-Meroitic Period, X-Group, about 4th–6th century A.D.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 9.5 x 2.2 cm (3 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World