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Slender jar/beaker

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave X

Dimensions

Overall: 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3519

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender jar/beaker has a base that comes almost to a rounded point. The rim is thin and straight. Though the jar’s almost straight profile approachs that of a cylindrical beaker, slight narrowing in the upper portions may more technically classify it as a slender jar. The base was formed in part through the use of a straight-edged utenisil, markings of which are visible. Approximately a third of the vessel is in fragments.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 332. 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition