Globular jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1004

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 9 cm (8 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3449

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is made of a buff-colored clay (marl?). The lower portions show heavy discoloration, possibly from fire. The exterior surface is cracked and flaking.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1004. 1913: 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 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition