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Lid

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1099

Accession Number

20.5037

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a circular lid fashioned of a light buff-colored marl clay fabric. It has nicely squared sides. There are slight depressions on one side suggestive of possible light rilling lines, thus is possible that this object was shaped from a pottery vessel fragment rather than made originally as a lid. It is, however, very well shaped.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1099. 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: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition