Small squat jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3694

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small squat jar has a very sharp point of inflection at its maximum width. The base is rounded. It has a very short constricted neck with an everted rim. The exterior has been treated with a red slip and burnished/polished.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323. 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