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Globular jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1803

Dimensions

Overall: 21.8 x 8.5 cm (8 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3340

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular, nearly bag-shaped redware jar has a rounded base, very gradual neck, and outwardly rolled rim. The point of inflection in the neck wash fashioned in such a way as to leave a recessed line. The jar was broken into many fragments but has been mended. Some pieces are still missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1803. 1914: 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 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition