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Fragments of a circular spiral-rilled redware tray

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 35.5 cm (3 3/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

20.4984

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

These four fragment represent the greater portion of the tray. Small portions are missing. One side is covered with a rilled spiral grooves, while the opposite side shows no rilling. The tray does not sit flat, rather it is somewhat warped. It is one of four excavated together, some of which were fragmentary.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900, debris. 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 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition