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Globular black-topped redware jar

This globular black-topped redware jar has a rounded base, a straight neck, and a straight rim with slight outward pull. 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 burning organics/ash. There are traces...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1081. 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 14, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 18 x 11.9 cm (7 1/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World