Ovoid red polished jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 322

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 7.3 cm (8 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3499

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This ovoid jar has a rounded base, a short straight neck, and a rolled rim. The red surface of the jar was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 322. 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 17, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition