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Lid

This disc-shaped lid is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric that has blackened in some areas. The clay has a notable proportion of straw/chaff temper voids. Both sides are flat. The lid is well shaped and appears to have been made as a lid rather than shaped out of a fragment broken from a...

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Provenance

From Kerma. 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 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, about 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.5237

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels