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Black polished ovoid jar (fragmentary)

This black polished jar has an ovoid body, very narrow neck, and a pinched rim. Approximately the upper third has broken off, most of which remains in sizable fragments. Small portions are missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 334. 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: July 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9.7 cm (4 15/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3727

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels