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Globular black-topped redware jar

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 153

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 9.9 cm (7 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3286

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This black-topped redware jar is of globular shape with high-set shoulders and a rounded base. Its neck is short, and the rim is pulled outward, flattened somewhat with a slight bevel.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 153. 1916: 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition