Incised bag-shaped jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1610

Dimensions

Overall: 25.3 x 9.3 cm (9 15/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3338

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bag-shaped redware jar has a side body, a rounded base, and a slight outward pull to the rim. Its flaring neck has been decorated with three incised lines. Inside the jar original contents remain in the form of a brownish mass of an organic substance (possibly bread?)

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1610. 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 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition