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Small black polished squat bag-shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Possibly Cemetery S, "Room H redim" (i.e. debris/backfill)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 4 cm (2 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3709

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat blackware jar has a nearly flat base and a very slight concave neck. The rim has broken off. The exterior surface is black polished, though much of the treatment has worn away. The jar contains two vaguely cylindrically shaped fragments of clay/stone. They may be fragments of a figurine of some kind, though this possibility is highly speculative.

Provenance

From Kerma, Possibly Cemetery S, from "Room H redim" (i.e. debris/backfill. 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 24, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition