Tall bag shaped jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 319/39
Height x Dianeter: 18.8 x 10.4 cm (7 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.) Diameter (lid): 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base of this jar is rounded, the rim is plain, and the neck is flaring. Three incised lines decorate the neck. There are brown stains of organic matter outside and on the lid, as well as a gray-brown, muddy sediment inside. There is a small chip on the rim. The disc lid with a knob inside is in two fragments.
From Kerma 319/39. 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 Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition