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Slender jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1400B

Dimensions

Overall: 19.3 x 7.3 cm (7 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3725

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender jar has nearly straight sides that expand from a flat, somewhat irregularly modeled, cord-cut base. The lower body is the widest portion of the jar, which narrows very gradually to a side mouth with a straight rim. A portion of the upper body is broken away and missing, and only about one-third of the rim remains. The remaining part of the jar was broken but has been mended.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1400B. 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 Sudan.

(Accession date: July 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition