Globular jar with impressed decoration and contents
about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 113
Overall: 13.8 x 4.6 cm (5 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition