Bag-shaped jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1039

Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 x 10.7 cm (8 7/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3359

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, a gradual, narrowing neck, and an outwardly pulled rim. Four incised lines have been added to the upper portion. There are some streaks of a black, resinous substance on the rim and upper portion of one side of the exterior. Contents remain in the jar. It is nearly filled with an brownish-black, earthy, organic substance, some of which shows evidence of burning.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1039. 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