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Globular jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 57

Dimensions

Overall: 17.8 x 16.8 cm (7 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3302

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat black-topped jar carries has a rounded base, high shoulders, no neck, and a thick pulled rim. The jar was broken but has been mended, though sizable fragments are still missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 57. 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