Pottery sherd with incised figures

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K III, South Cemetery

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 15.5 x 20.5 x 0.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2101

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large pottery sherd (body fragment) of brown to black fired clay (silt) with incised figural decoration showing two facing horned bulls (bovines). Point of carination remains.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K III. 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 Sudan.

(Accession date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition