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Globular jar with contents

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 155

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 5 cm (6 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3277

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular, nearly symmetrical jar has convex sides, a base that comes to a subtly rounded point, and a narrow mouth. The rim is straight and unworked. Contents remain in the vessel primarily in the form of a gray ovular lump of organic matter (bread?)

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 155. 1916: 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition