Globular red polished jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 34

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 9 cm (9 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3312

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar has very slight, high-set shoulders and a base that comes to a rounded point. A concave neck ends with a slightly rolled rim. The exterior has been treated with a red wash that shows signs of polishing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 34. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition