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Two-handled footed jar with painted decoration

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The body of this footed jar is nearly conical. It has a short foot with a deep, wheel-formed base. It has a long, highly constricted straight neck. The rim is broken off and missing. Two loop handles connect on opposite sides roughly at the midpoint of the surviving neck and just above the...

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From Wadi Qamar (Egypt)(ASN 34/109, 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: August 3, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, about 2nd century A.D.–A.D. 641


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 30.3 x 3.7 cm (11 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World