Squat marl jar and disc lid

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1626

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 9 cm (7 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3507

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a very short neck, and a rolled rim. It also has a disc-shaped lid, possibly of a different ware type (or perhaps just differently fired).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1626. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession date: July 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition