Globular jar with contents
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 421
Overall: 22 x 9.5 cm (8 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition