Large jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 411

Dimensions

Overall: 37.5 x 11.5 cm (14 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3775

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a large tall bag-shaped jar with a small flat base, a wide, slightly concave neck with rilling lines, and a straight folded rim. It is currently filled with packing straw (which obscures other contents, if any).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 411. 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: July 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition