Globular jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus II, grave

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 9 cm (9 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3365

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular, almost bag-shaped jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a nearly straight neck, and a rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 337. 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 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition