Small globular jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave X-B

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 4.2 cm (3 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3716

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small globular (almost shouldered) jar has a rounded base, a constricted, slightly flaring neck, and a thickly rolled rim. The exterior was treated with a black wash/slip, much of which has worn away. It is in cracked condition.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave X-B. 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 24, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition