Miniature juglet

Nubian/Egyptian/Canaanite
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 2 cm (2 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3732

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This miniature juglet has a conical body, a very small knob-like base, a long neck with flaring rim, and a bifurcated loop handle connected at just below the rim and the upper body. There are traces of a red surface treatment. The shape is similar to Canaanite juglets that were both imported and copied in Egypt. The juglet has indeterminant contents still inside. Such vessels are known to have often contained fats, unguents, or oils.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave IVB. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: July 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition