Squat shouldered jar

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 59

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 9 cm (7 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3306

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat jar has a globular body with fairly high-set shoulders that narrow to a small rounded base, a concave neck, and a rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 59. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition