Ovoid jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 410

Dimensions

Overall: 21.4 x 7.8 cm (8 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3368

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This ovoid jar has a rounded base and a striaght neck with three ribs formed during shaping by rotation. The rim is folded. The exterior has been treated with a red wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 410. 1913: 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: July 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition