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Small black polished beaker

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 8.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3755

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small black polished beaker has an overall conical shape with a knob-like base. The body has been shaped with a single rib just above the base. Both the interior and exterior surfaces have been black polished.

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 Sudan.

(Accession date: July 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition