Black polished beaker with incised decoration

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus XB

Dimensions

Overall: 11.3 x 11.3 cm (4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2903

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This straight-sided, almost bell-shaped beaker is polished black over its entire surface and decorted with horizontal bands of incised, stippled lines on the body and the base.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus XB (K XB). 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: June 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition