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Bag-shaped redware jar with blakening

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 34

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 10.3 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3307

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat bag-shaped jar is fashioned of a reddish clay. Its widest point is set fairly low on the body. It has a rounded base and a slightly flaring neck that ends with a straight rim. Areas of blackening around the rim and on the body are likely from firing or use rather than deliberate aesthetic treatments.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 34. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition