Globular red polished jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1600C5

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 7 cm (8 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3448

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition