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Jar fragments and vessel contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1017

Accession Number

20.5053

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This group is comprised of three fragments of a redware jar (the entire rim, much of the base, and one small body fragment), likely originally globular in shape and vessel contents. The latter consist of three large clumps of a light, semi-porous organic material, possible bread. Some edges retain the shape of the vessel in which they were contained. There are also signs of having been soaked in liquid or a viscous substance (oil, honey, etc.). One clump (the most soaked of the three) has a line of a resin-like substance on it.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1017. 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: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition