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Two-handled footed jar with painted decoration

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The exterior of this jar is ribbed from rilling. It has a short foot with a deep, wheel-formed ring base. The body is tall and shouldered. A long, highly constricted neck (buldging somewhat at its midpoint) ends at a straight rim. Two loop handles connect on opposite sides near the bottom of the...

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Tondi. (ASN 12/17). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: August 3, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, about 4th century A.D.–7th century AD


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 31 x 4.3 cm (12 3/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World