Bag-shaped cosmetic jar with lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Su 756

Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.4266

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The jar contains oil. The base is rounded, and the rim is slightly rolled and everted. The lid is disc shaped. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Findspot Information: From Kerma. Su 756

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition