Necked spherical jar

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 704

Dimensions

Overall: 28.1 x 5.7 cm (11 1/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4780

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar has is fashioned of a rather coarse red clay fabric with small areas that have blackened. It has a bulging spherical body that constricts abruptly to a short narrow neck and rim with slight outward pull. Aside from some chips on the rim, the vessel is largely intact.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: 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 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition