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Lid shaped from a vessel fragment

This is a poorly shaped, roughly circular lid (or, less likely, a token) fashioned from a fragment of a blackened redware pottery vessel. There are traces of red polish. It has a slight concavity due to the portion of the original vessel from which the source fragment broke off. It may have been...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1802. 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 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

20.5004

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels