Globular black-topped redware jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1801
Overall: 23.3 x 10.4 cm (9 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition