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Globular jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
Middle to about 2050–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 5535

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 7.2 cm (6 5/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3539

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar has a rounded base and an outwardly pulled rim. Much of the upper body and rim has broken off and is missing. Contents remain in the vessel: a heavily cemented gray oganic substance fills most of the remainder of the jar approximately up to the break.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 5535. 1915: 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 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition