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Large globular redware jar

This large globular jar has somewhat low-set shoulders that narrow gradually to a wide mouth with short, thick, straight rim. It has been treated with a red slip (partly worn away) that shows signs of having been burnished/polished. Potions of the rim have broken off, though some fragments...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 405. 1913: 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: 26 x 16.3 cm (10 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World