Large jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
Middle to about 2050–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 5518

Dimensions

Overall: 36.3 x 9.8 cm (14 5/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3778

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base of this large slender ovoid jar has broken off and is missing. The upper body narrows to a slightly concave neck with rilled ribbing and a slightly flaring folded rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 5518. 1915: 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