Spouted red polished beaker

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1036

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.0 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4103

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bell-shaped beaker has been fashioned with a long spout. The body of the vessel is of a shape characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. It has been broken and mended with a pieces still missing from the base.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1036 (K 1036/1). 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition