Squat shouldered jar with stippled decoration

Nubian
Middle Kerma
about 2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 3

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 8.9 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3297

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This squat shouldered jar has a rounded base, a very short neck, and rolled rim. The upper portion has been decorated with deeply incised stippling, which forms two lines around the vessel just below the rim. A field of similar stippling, about 2-3 cm. wide and giving the effect of vertical and diagonal lines, continued down to the jar’s shoulders.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 3. 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