Decorated spheroid jar
2nd century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic Cemetery, Tomb 18/2
Height: 27.94 cm (11 in.)
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Spheroid jar with a short, narrow neck; fineware, decorated with three red and black crocodiles and a duck, scroll band of grapes below. The presence of grapes on the vessel may indicate that it was used primarily for the storage of wine.
From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K18/2. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; December 4, 1913: awarded to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition