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Globular marl jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 19.6 x 8.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3533

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of an orangish marl clay and treated with a pink-white slip. It has a rounded base, a short concave neck, and a rolled rim. Part of the rim is broken off and missing. Parts of the neck and remaining rim were fragmented but have been mended. Four-five indented lines run around the upper body, formed during shaping by rotation.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave . 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 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition