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Lid shaped from a vessel fragment

This is a disc-shaped lid well formed from a fragment of a pottery vessel. One side is red polished. It may have been used for an offering/model vessel. It was cracked in half but has been mended.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1600C. 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

20.5013

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels