Bag-shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 322

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 7.9 cm (8 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3362

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bag-shaped jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. Its rounded base comes almost to a point. Its upper body narrows to a constricted, concave neck that flares to a rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 322. 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 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition