Large globular redware jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1088

Dimensions

Overall: 29 x 16 cm (11 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3416

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large globular jar is made of a reddish clay. It has a rounded base, a straight, slightly falring neck, and a slightly rolled rim. It has been treated with a white wash, some of which has worn away.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1088. 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 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition