Globular jar

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave 17

Dimensions

Overall: 29.3 x 7.1 cm (11 9/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4038

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large globular (almost spherical) jar has a rounded base, a very short straight neck and straight unworked rim. The exterior retains traces of a red wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave 17. 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 Sudan.

(Accession date: August 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition