Spouted red polished beaker
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K 1036
Diameter: 12.0 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bell-shaped beaker has been fashioned with a long spout. The body of the vessel is of a shape characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. It has been broken and mended with a pieces still missing from the base.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1036 (K 1036/1). 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition