Globular redware jar with incised line decoration

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 16.2 cm (7 5/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2615

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular redware jar has a rounded base, a slight, concave neck, and a flaring, straight rim. The upper portion of the shoulders carries a zigzag band formed of four incised lines.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, tomb K 5512 (K 5512/1). 1915: 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: May 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition