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Squat shouldered jar with impressed decoration (fragmentary)

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 114

Dimensions

Overall: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3274

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This fragmentary jar is of squat proportions with high shoulders. Approximately two-thirds remains intact, with much of the remainder fragmented but present. It appears to have come to a round base. The aperture is of an irregular, nearly losenge shape with slight upward pull in some areas only. From approximately the mid-shoulder and downward the exterior surface shows considerable blackening. The shoulders are decorated with rows of impressed small circles.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 114. 1916: 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition