Globular marl jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 439

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 5.1 cm (6 1/2 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3546

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a short, slightly concave neck, and a slightly rolled rim. An incised band has been added around the base of the neck, comprised of two line borders filled with irregular vertical hatch lines. Additional, much fainter lines radiate down from this band onto the body, though they appear to have been created during the forming process rather than added later.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 439. 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