Drop-shaped marl jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1400 A

Dimensions

Overall: 24.3 x 6.2 cm (9 9/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3513

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This drop-shaped globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a short, constricted concave neck, and a rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1400A. 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: July 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition