Stoppered globular marl jar with contents
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323
Overall: 20 x 9 cm (7 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. A stopper of greenish stone occupies the the entirety of the mouth. According to the object register kept at the time of excavation, the jar contains “decayed vegetable matter.” The jar exhibits several cracks.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323. 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 18, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition