Squat shouldered jar with impressed decoration (fragmentary)
about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 114
Overall: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition