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Lid shaped from a vessel fragment

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1802

Accession Number

20.5001

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 redware 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. It may have been used for an offering/model vessel.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1802. 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition