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Lid

Nubian
Kerma
about 2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Accession Number

20.5237

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This disc-shaped lid is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric that has blackened in some areas. The clay has a notable proportion of straw/chaff temper voids. Both sides are flat. The lid is well shaped and appears to have been made as a lid rather than shaped out of a fragment broken from a pottery vessel (as was sometimes done).

Provenance

From Kerma. 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 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition