Black-polished incense burner

Nubian
Classic Kerma
Late about 1600–1570 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 313, South Cemetery; Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.5 x 13.2 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2017

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This funnel-shaped black polished incense burner has a very wide mouth, a short stem, and a small, slightly splayed disc base. Both the interior and exterior have black polished treatment.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, grave K 313. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: December 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition