Painted globular marl jar

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus I, Room Y3

Dimensions

Overall: 19.1 x 11.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3506

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of a marl clay with a pinkish-white slip applied to the exterior. The upper half of the body is decorated with dark brown-black painted lines in alternating patterns: groups of 8-9 vertical lines from the bottom of the neck to the shoulders and bands of four lines that cross each other to form large “x”-designs.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus I, Room Y3. 1913: 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