Globular jar with contents
about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 164
Overall: 15.5 x 5.9 cm (6 1/8 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition