Tall bag shaped jar

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 319/39

Dimensions

Height x Dianeter: 18.8 x 10.4 cm (7 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.) Diameter (lid): 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1143a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition