Large shouldered jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1050

Accession Number

20.4037

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large jar has very subtle shoulders that narrow to a somewhat contricted neck. The uppermost portion is broken off at the point of constriction above the shoulders. The base is rounded and the sides widen gradually to the shoulders before a sharper grade to the neck/rim. Several fragments of the neck and rim remain, enough to indicate that the jar had a fairly short straight neck with a folded rim. The exterior has is treated with a white wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1050. 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: August 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition