Globular jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 3

Dimensions

Overall: 10.4 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3296

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat, almost symmetrical jar has a rounded base, no neck, and a rolled rim. The exteriod surface retains traces of a reddish-brown slip with signs of burnishing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 3. 1915: 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition