Globular red polished jar
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 432
Overall: 23 x 13.6 cm (9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This golbular jar has a rounded base, a short, straight neck, and straight rim. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. Much of the surface has worn away.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 432. 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 17, 2006)
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition