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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. One side shows traces of a polished/burnished red wash/slip. 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...

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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)

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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