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Slender jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 37

Dimensions

Overall: 29.6 x 8 cm (11 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3321

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender jar is has an elongated ovoid body that narrows towards the top to a long, straight neck with a straight, unworked rim. The base is rounded. The neck has been formed with wide indented lines around its entirety, creating a striated effect. Prior to firing the neck was deformed (compressed inward), thus creating an oval, rather than circular, mouth.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 37. 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