Squat jar with plaster coating

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 5

Dimensions

Overall: 17.4 x 13.9 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3299

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat symmetrical jar has a rounded base, no neck, and a rolled, nearly collar-like rim. The exterior of the jar carries a crumbly coating of mud plaster.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 5. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession date: July 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition