Small squat jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 308

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3695

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small squat jar has a rounded base, a very short constricted neck, and an everted rim. The exterior shows traces of having been treated with a red slip and burnished/polished, though surface treatments have worn considerably.

Provenance

From Kerma, Tumulus III, grave 308. 1913: 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