Tall bag-shaped marl jar
Middle Kingdom, Middle Kerma, Dynasty 12–13
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21
Overall: 26.1 x 8.2 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This tall bag-shaped jar of buff-colored marl clay has a rounded base, a very gradual neck, and a wide folded rim. Both around the neck and just below the widest point of the body are wide lines created either by the process of manufacture (rilling and/or coil?) or deliberately with a utensil (i.e. decorative?).
From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21. 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 10, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition