Slender black-topped red polished jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21

Dimensions

Overall: 18.2 x 6 cm (7 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3316

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender ovoid jar has a rounded base, a straight neck, and flaring straight rim with slight blackening. The exterior was treated with a red slip that has been polished.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition