Globular jar with incised decoration

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 431

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 10.8 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3288

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This symmetrical globular, almost spherical jar has a rounded base, no neck, and a rolled rim. Just below the rim the upper portion of the body has been decorated with three lines between two zigzag lines, all of which are rendered by very light stippling. There is a prominent crack in one side of the jar, but it is otherwise intact.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 51. 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