Globular jar with contents

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 164

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 5.9 cm (6 1/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3285

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This almost symmetrical globular jar has a rounded base, a short, narrow neck, and rolled rim. It exhibits considerable blackening and evidence of burning. Contents remain in the jar; it is partially filled with a grayish-brown organic substance.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 164. 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