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Globular jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1052

Dimensions

Overall: 17.3 x 6 cm (6 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3548

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar has a rounded base, a short, slightly concave neck, and an outwardly pulled, folded rim. The jar is more than two-thirds full thin gray ashy matrix, some of which has consolidated.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1052. 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 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition