Squat shouldered jar with stippled decoration
about 2050–1700 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 3
Overall: 11.5 x 8.9 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
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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.
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)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition