Miniature slender shouldered jar

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 11

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 3.5 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3717

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This miniature slender jar has subtle, high-set shoulders with a very short, slightly concave neck and thickly rolled rim. The base is narrow and rounded almost to a point.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 11. 1915: 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 24, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition