Ovoid jar with incised neck

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1625

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 10 cm (8 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3333

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This ovoid, almost bag-shaped jar is fashioned of a buff-colored clay. Its base comes to a rounded pokint. Its gradual neck has been incised with two lines. The rim is thick with an outward roll.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1625. 1914: 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 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition