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Lid

This is a circular lid fashioned of a light buff-colored marl clay fabric. It has nicely squared sides. There are slight depressions on one side suggestive of possible light rilling lines, thus is possible that this object was shaped from a pottery vessel fragment rather than made originally as...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1099. 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: September 19, 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

20.5037

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels