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Globular jar with impressed decoration and contents

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 113

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 4.6 cm (5 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3275

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This symmetrical globural jar is almost spherical. It has a fairly small mouth relative to the maximum body width and comes to a plain, unworked rim. Immediately around the rim, irregularly spaced circles have been impressed into the clay. Contents remain in the jar: a highly cemented mass of organics and/or earth.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 113. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition