Ovoid jar with incised decoration and applique
about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 170
Overall: 25 x 6.5 cm (9 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This marl ovoid jar carries incised decoration around the upper portion of the body. Below its short neck a thin band of small, vertically oriented zigzag lines. Below this two incised lines form a wide band filled with small curved lines. Below this band is an unenclosed band of haphazardly incised hatched vertical lines. Four pressed cylindrical appliques have been added to the neck.
From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 170. 1916: 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 6, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition