Stoppered globular marl jar with contents

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 9 cm (7 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3508

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition