Small squat jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 334, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 3.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3712

Medium or Technique

Pottery, organic remains

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small squat jar has a rounded base, a very short neck, and an outwardly pulled rim. The exterior is treated with a red slip that has been burnished. The contents of the jar are still present. Some of the contents are lodged in the mouth of th jar. This is a flaky, porous light to dark brown organic substance, possibly bread.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 334, debris. 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