Shouldered globular redware jar with incised decoration

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 17.6 cm (6 11/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2616

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar has high-set shoulders, a rounded base, a short, flaring neck, and a straight rim. The upper two-thirds of the jar carries a wide zigzag band filled with stippled hatch lines. Portions of the rim have been reconstructed.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S. 1915: 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: May 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition