Large globular redware jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 32 x 10 cm (12 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3418

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large globular redware jar has a founded base and a constricted straight neck. The upper portion of the neck is broken off and missing. The jar is treated with a thin red wash. Some earthy incrustations adhere to the exterior of the vessel.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave . 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