Tell el-Yahudiya juglet


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1084


Overall: 13.4 x 3.9 cm (5 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is a polished blackware juglet. Its shape is that of a biconical Tell el-Yahudiya type, a Canaanite form that was copied in Egypt. It has a small ring base. The neck is slightly concave, and the rim is rolled. A loop handle runs from just below the rim to the shoulders, bifurcated by a line down the middle. The body is decorated with large triangular fields of punctated, white-filled dotted lines between incised single-line border lines. An additional line is just above the base. It is complete and intact other than a small chip missing from the base.


From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1084. March 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 Sudan.

(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition