Tall bag-shaped marl jar

Nubian/Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Middle Kerma, Dynasty 12–13
2050–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21

Dimensions

Overall: 26.1 x 8.2 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3309

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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?).

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition