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This small jar is made of a red clay fabric. The exterior is treated with a red slip that has been burnished/polished. The base is almost flat, but for slight rounded bulge at the center that prevents it from sitting perfectly flat. The sides expand to somewhat low-set shoulders. The upper body...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of king Amaniastabarqa). 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 6, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.3 x 3.3 cm (3 1/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World