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Disc-shaped lid

This is a thin, disc-shaped lid (or, less likely, a token). Though it could possibly be an extremely well shaped example fashioned from a fragment of a broken pottery vesse, it appears likely that it was fashioned deliberately as a lid. It is fashioned of a black clay fabric with notable...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1098. 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 the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.4996

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels