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Large globular redware jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 405

Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 16.3 cm (10 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3417

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large globular jar has somewhat low-set shoulders that narrow gradually to a wide mouth with short, thick, straight rim. It has been treated with a red slip (partly worn away) that shows signs of having been burnished/polished. Potions of the rim have broken off, though some fragments remain. The jar has several cracks, one of which is very prominent.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 405. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession date: July 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition