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Small squat jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 442

Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 6.7 cm (3 11/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3696

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small squat jar has a rounded base, a concave 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, Cemetery nS, 442. 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