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Globular black-topped redware jar

This globular jar, of black-topped redware, has a rounded base and very subtle shoulders. The upper portion is broken off and missing, though it appears to have narrowed to a straight or nearly straight neck. The exterior was treated with a red wash which may have been somewhat polished.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 3901. 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: July 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Middle Kerma, about 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 13 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3329

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels