Globular red polished jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1600C5
Overall: 22 x 7 cm (8 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This rim of this jar has broken off. 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, grave 1600C5. 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