Shouldered marl jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, room FF

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 6.7 cm (8 1/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3514

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This shouldered jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has sharp, high-set shoulders with an incised line (from the forming process) at the point of inflection. The base comes almost to a rounded point. The neck is slightly concave. The rim is slightly pulled out at the top, and a collar-like bulge has been formed just below it, giving the effect of an undulating profile.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, room FF. 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