Globular red polished jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus/grave IV-B
Overall: 19.5 x 10.4 cm (7 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus grave IV-B. 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 14, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition