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Bag-shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 420

Dimensions

Overall: 22.2 x 9 cm (8 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3367

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, straight neck, and a slightly rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 420. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession date: July 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition