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Fragments of large jar(s)

Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1077

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The Ancient World



This is a large group of vessel fragments. At least one large jar of reddish clay fabric is represented, and most, if not all fragments likely belong to it. It has a thick, folded rim with incised decoration and some blackening along the top edge. The inner surface appears to carry black polished treatment. The exterior bears traces of a red wash.


From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1077. 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition