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Globular jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 421

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 9.5 cm (8 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3366

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a straight neck, and a rolled rim. The exterior has some areas of dark discoloration as well as earthy incrustations. The jar contains two large fragments of a brown organic substance.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 421. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession date: July 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition