Incised bag-shaped jar with contents
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1610
Overall: 25.3 x 9.3 cm (9 15/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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?)
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition