Red polished necked jar with pointed base

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, grave S 585

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 5.9 cm (9 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.3117

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This red polished jar has a shouldered body that narrows to a base with a rounded point. The neck is straight and the rim is slightly pulled outward. The jar was broken but has been mended. The polished surface treatment is worn in some areas.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. S), grave 585. 1923: 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: August 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition