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Globular jar with impressed decoration and contents

This symmetrical globural jar is almost spherical. It has a fairly small mouth relative to the maximum body width and comes to a plain, unworked rim. Immediately around the rim, irregularly spaced circles have been impressed into the clay. Contents remain in the jar: a highly cemented mass of...

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From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 113. 1916: 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 6, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13.8 x 4.6 cm (5 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World