Globular jar with contents
about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 155
Overall: 16 x 5 cm (6 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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?)
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition