Storage Jar

Period: Middle Kingdom

Date: ca. 2000–1600 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt and Sudan, Nubia, Faras, Cemetery 2, Grave 3, University of Oxford Excavations in Nubia 1911–1912

Medium: Red and black ware, incised decoration

Dimensions: h. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); diam. 19 cm (7 1/2 in)

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1913

Accession Number: 13.125.29


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.