Jar with modeled face

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan, Kerma, Meroitic Cemetery, Grave 22/1

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4034

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid jar with flat base, thin neck, double everted rim with a slight roll. A face is modeled on one side: closed eyes, thin lips, and protruding chin and ears. Exterior is treated with a cream slip with traces of red paint at neck.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K22/1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition