Small black polished jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 4

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3313

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This black-polished globular jar has high shoulders, a very constricted, concave neck and an outwardly pulled rim (much of which has broken away and is missing).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 4. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition