Decorated Meroitic jar fragment
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Sudan, Kerma, Meroitic Cemetery, Grave 26/1
Diameter x depth: 26 x 8.3 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition