Small spherical jar with inscription

Egyptian
MIddle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
2000–1550 B.C.


Object Place: The Sudan, Kerma, 325 / 13

Dimensions

Height x depth: 12.4 x 13.6 cm (4 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.) Cover: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1150a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Egyptian spherical stone vessel with a round base, short neck, and disk rim. It is inscribed for a man named Horheriat, scribe in the temple of Horus at el Kab in southern Egypt.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 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 Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition