Decorated Meroitic jar fragment

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic Cemetery, Grave 26/1

Dimensions

Diameter x depth: 26 x 8.3 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4035

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Top portion (section of shoulders and above only) of a high shouldered, thin-necked jar of red ware with figural decoration of red and black paint on yellowish slip. Portions preserved indicated a scene of crocodiles, one in the act of swallowing a man, with oars or standards (?) shown in the background.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K 26 / 1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition