Jar with modeled face
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Meroitic Cemetery, Grave 22/1
Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ovoid jar with flat base, thin neck, double everted rim with a slight roll. A face is modeled on one side: closed eyes, thin lips, and protruding chin and ears. Exterior is treated with a cream slip with traces of red paint at neck.
From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K22/1. 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 Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition