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Lid shaped from a vessel fragment

This is a circular lid (or, less likely, a token) shaped from a fragment of a redware pottery vessel with impressed/incised dots on one side. It has a slight concavity due to the portion of the original vessel from which the source fragment broke off. It may have been used for an offering/model...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 312. 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: September 18, 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

20.4999

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels