User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Globular jar with incised neck

This globular, almost bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, short neck, and slightly pulled, bevelled rim. The neck is adorned with a band of joining incised triangles (points downward) with hatched interiors.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 97. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 11.7 cm (8 7/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3273

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels