Two inscribed side fragments from a thick walled vessel

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, (a)14/1/1107, (b)14/1/1122, 1600 B&C

Dimensions

Width x length (a): 7 x 11.1 cm (2 3/4 x 4 3/8 in.) Width x length (b): 7.8 x 11.5 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1181a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The fragments are from a large vessel. One fragment has an incised cartouche ending in “S”. The other has the incised signs “meri-di-ankh”. The rest of the vessel is missing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1920: 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.

Findspot Information: From Kerma, (a) 14/1/1122, (b) 14/1/1107, 1600 B&C, January 1914

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition