Handled globular jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 5

Dimensions

Overall: 19.8 x 12.2 cm (7 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3300

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar has a nearly symmetrical, ovoid body. The bottom expands to a flat, splayed foot. There is no neck, though a wide, folded rim gives the impression of a short one. A handle has been attached from the rim to just above the widest part of the jar.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 5. 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: July 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition