Small black polished squat bag-shaped jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Possibly Cemetery S, "Room H redim" (i.e. debris/backfill)
Overall: 6.2 x 4 cm (2 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition