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Disc-shaped lid

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 2200

Accession Number

20.5006

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a disc-shaped lid made of a redware/blackware clay fabric. It is very well shaped. It is likely that it was fashioned deliberately as a lid rather than from a fragment of a pottery vessel (as some were).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 2200. 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