Ovoid red polished jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 322
Overall: 21 x 7.3 cm (8 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition