Black-topped red polished jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Object Place: Sudan
Height x diameter: 28 x 26 cm (11 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Black-topped jar with a red polished body; the exterior is slipped and burnished. This utilitarian vessel shows considerable wear at the rim. It was broken into many fragments but has been reassembled.
From Kerma, K 446, no. 1. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition