From Egypt and Sudan, Nubia, Faras, Cemetery 2, Grave 3, University of Oxford Excavations in Nubia 1911–1912
Red and black ware, incised decoration
h. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); diam. 19 cm (7 1/2 in)
Rogers Fund, 1913
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
This spherical storage pot is handmade, and the inside and outside are smooth but not polished. The rim and interior are blackened. The rim is decorated with incised lines and just below are two rows of opposing hatched triangles. The body of the jar is decorated with columns of hatched lozenges and incised dots.
Excavated by F. Ll. Griffith during his 1911-1912 season at Gebel Faras. Ceded to Griffith in the division of finds. Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Griffith, 1913.