Black-polished ovoid jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
Late about 1600–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave K 313

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 17 x 12.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2103

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bulging ovoid black-polished jar has a rounded base (almost a rounded point), a highly constricted neck, a flaring neck, and a rolled rim. It is complete and intact.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, 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: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition