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Lid(?) shaped from a vessel fragment

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323

Accession Number

20.5036

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a base fragment of a light buff-colored marl vessel that has been worked smooth on several edges, possibly to fashion a lid for a (mode/offering?) vessel. The broken surface where part of a ring base was once attached is visible on one side, adding to an irregular surface. It is chipped, and there is a line of a rust-colored incrustation on one side.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition