Bag-shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1626

Dimensions

Overall: 22.2 x 9.8 cm (8 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3334

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bag-shaped redware jar has a rounded base, a very gradual neck, and an outwardly pulled straight rim. It exhibits possibly traces of a red wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1626. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession date: July 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition