Slender bag-shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900

Dimensions

Overall: 31.3 x 10.2 cm (12 5/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3332

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, a long, gradually narrowing upper body, and a distinct point of articulartion between the body and a somewhat flared rim. Rilling lines are evident on the exterior surface. The middle of the rim has an incised line, likely added while throwing the vessel on a wheel. There are traces of a red wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900. 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 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition