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Ovoid marl jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 453

Dimensions

Overall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3516

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition