Large jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave X-B

Dimensions

Overall: 31.5 x 11.5 cm (12 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3776

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large slender ovoid jar has a rounded base. The uppermost portion, comprised of a (likely) short neck and rim, has broken off and is missing. The lower portion of the body was shaped through shaving with a straight edge.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave X-B. 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 Sudan.

(Accession date: July 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition