Globular jar

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 1310

Dimensions

Overall: 15.6 x 10.7 cm (6 1/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3278

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This shouldered globular jar is made of a buff to reddish clay. Above the high-set shoulders the profile constricts to a concave neck before flaring to an outwardly pulled, slightly rolled rim. The base is rounded.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 1310. 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