Globular black-topped redware jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1801

Dimensions

Overall: 23.3 x 10.4 cm (9 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3421

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular black-topped redwar jar has a rounded base, a concave neck, and a thick unworked rim. The black top was attained by turning the jar over in the firing process to place the upper portion in an oxygen-reduced atmosphere of burning organics/ash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave1801. 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 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition