about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave IVB
Overall: 7.1 x 2 cm (2 13/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition