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Disc-shaped lid

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K II (Upper Deffufa)

Accession Number

20.4997

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a disc-shaped lid made of a reddish clay fabric with a red wash treatment around the edge. One side is flat, while the opposite is slightly convex. It appears likely that it was fashioned deliberately as a lid rather than being shaped from a fragment of a pottery vessel (as some were).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, K II (Upper Deffufa), front. 1914: 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: September 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition