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Lid shaped from a vessel fragment

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Accession Number

20.4995

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a circular lid (or, less likely, a token) shaped from a fragment of a pottery vessel. It has a slight concavity due to the portion of the original vessel from which the source fragment broke off. One side is red polished. One edge is worn down. It may have been used for an offering/model vessel.

Provenance

From Kerma. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition