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Boat fragment?

Fragment of a large modeled object, perhaps a flat bottomed boat shaped vessel; blue glaze subdivided into irregular sections by bands of darker glaze. OR has surface warped with a scale like pattern, much like crocodile skin.


From Nubia, Kerma, KIV, St 9 (3). December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments