Bag-shaped jar with contents
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1039
Overall: 22.6 x 10.7 cm (8 7/8 x 4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, a gradual, narrowing neck, and an outwardly pulled rim. Four incised lines have been added to the upper portion. There are some streaks of a black, resinous substance on the rim and upper portion of one side of the exterior. Contents remain in the jar. It is nearly filled with an brownish-black, earthy, organic substance, some of which shows evidence of burning.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1039. 1913: 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 12, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition