about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave X
Overall: 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition