Shouldered marl jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 434

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 6.8 cm (9 7/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3515

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 high-set shoulders with an incised line (from the forming process) above its widest point. The base comes almost to a rounded point. The neck is slightly concave. It has a squared rim.

For the stone lid excavated with this jar see also object 20.1163.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 434. 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