Collared globular jar with incised decoration

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 4

Dimensions

Overall: 16.6 x 12.8 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3301

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat globular jar has high-set shoulders, a rounded base, and a flat collar around its mouth. Immediately below the collar is a band band of vertical zigzag lines. Extending from this band down to the shoulders of the jar are fairly evenly spaced triangles filled with horizontal hatched lines.]

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 4. 1915: 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition