Lid shaped from a vessel fragment
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 308
Medium or Technique
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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 with noticeable scrapes on the surface. It may have been used for an offering/model vessel. It is lightly chipped.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 308. 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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition