Shouldered red polished jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 444

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 7 cm (7 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3496

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This red polished jar has low-set shoulders, a rounded base, a very short concave neck, and a flaring rim. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The jar was broken but has been mended, and some missing portions have been restored.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 444. 1914: 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 17, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition