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Fragment of a strainer

This is a semi-circular (just over half?) fragment of a strainer made of a red clay fabric that has fired mostly black. I may have been used as an insert in a vessel. Twenty holes are preserved.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 2900. 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 19, 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

20.5043

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels