Red polished incense burner
Late about 1630–1600 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 453 (debris), South Cemetery; Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma
Height x diameter: 13.6 x 14.6 cm (5 3/8 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This funnel-shaped red polished incense burner has a ribbed effect to its exterior produced by rilling during shaping by rotation. It has a very wide mouth, a narrow stem, and a small disc base. Both the interior and exterior have red polished treatment.
From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 453 (debris). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 22, 1995)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition