Red polished incense burner

Nubian
Classic Kerma
Late about 1630–1600 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 453 (debris), South Cemetery; Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 14.6 cm (5 3/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.2105

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This funnel-shaped red polished incense burner has a ribbed effect to its exterior produced by rilling during shaping by rotation. It has a very wide mouth, a narrow stem, and a small disc base. Both the interior and exterior have red polished treatment.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 453 (debris). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition