Globular jar

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 165

Dimensions

Overall: 14.2 x 6.4 cm (5 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3282

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small shouldered globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored clay. The body has subtle high shoulders and narrows to a small rounded base. It has a very short neck and a wide worked rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 165. 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