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Globular jar with incised neck

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, Grave 97

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 11.7 cm (8 7/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3273

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular, almost bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, short neck, and slightly pulled, bevelled rim. The neck is adorned with a band of joining incised triangles (points downward) with hatched interiors.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 97. 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