about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1099
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition