Bag-shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 33A

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 8.7 cm (9 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3341

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bag-shaped jar has a very small, flat base (with rounded edges), an outwardly pulled rim, and a thin red wash with possible signs of some burnishing. It was once broken into many pieces but has been mended and is now virtually complete.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 33A. 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