Ovoid marl jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 453
Overall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ovoid jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a short concave neck, and a flaring rim that terminates with a small roll. Approximately a third of the upper body is broken off and missing, and only a small section of the rim remains.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 453. 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 18, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition