Globular jar

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 116

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 9.4 cm (7 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3280

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This medium globular jar is made of a redware fabric treated with a red slip. Its shoulders are slight, and it has a rounded base. A very short neck rises to a slightly rolled rim. The top surface of the rim has been decorated with stippled lines, while the body of the vessel carries vertically oriented bands of punctated rocker stamp patterning.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave116. 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