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Disc-shaped lid

This is a disc-shaped lid made of a reddish clay fabric with a red wash treatment around the edge. One side is flat, while the opposite is slightly convex. It appears likely that it was fashioned deliberately as a lid rather than being shaped from a fragment of a pottery vessel (as some were).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, K II (Upper Deffufa), front. 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

20.4997

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels