Globular black-topped redware jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 2000

Dimensions

Overall: 23.3 x 18.8 cm (9 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3330

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular glack-topped redware jar has a rounded base, a slightly inward slanting neck, and a slightly rolled rim. There is an obvious point of articulation between the upper body and the neck that creates an indented line just above the jars subtle shoulders. The upper portion was broken but has been mended. A small areas of the rim is still missing. A hold near one edge of this break indicates an ancient mend as well. The black top was attained by turning the beaker over to place the upper portion in an oxygen-reduced atmosphere of burning organics/ash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 2000. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition