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Globular black-topped redware jar

This globular red polished redward jar has high shoulders that narrow to an inwardly slanting neck. The upper portion of the neck has broken away and is missing. The black top was attained by turning the jar over in the firing process to place the upper portion in an oxygen-reduced atmosphere of...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1613. 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 12, 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

20.3387

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels