about 2050–1700 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 37
Overall: 29.6 x 8 cm (11 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition