Shouldered red polished jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 444
Overall: 16.5 x 8.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This jar has fairly low-set shoulders, a rounded base, a short straight neck, and a worked rim. The red surface of the jar was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition