Bag-shaped redware jar with blakening
about 2050–1700 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 34
Overall: 17 x 10.3 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This squat bag-shaped jar is fashioned of a reddish clay. Its widest point is set fairly low on the body. It has a rounded base and a slightly flaring neck that ends with a straight rim. Areas of blackening around the rim and on the body are likely from firing or use rather than deliberate aesthetic treatments.
From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 34. 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