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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 pottery vessel. It has a slight concavity due to the portion of the original vessel from which the source fragment broke off. One side is red polished with noticeable scrapes on the surface. It may have been used for...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 308. 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World