Globular marl(?) jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900

Dimensions

Overall: 20.6 x 9.3 cm (8 1/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3503

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of a pinkish buff-colored clay that may be marl. The jar was broken but has been mended, and it still exhibits considerable cracking.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900. 1914: 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition