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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 that has fired black in some areas. It has been well formed into a disc shape. It may have been used for an offering/model vessel.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus X B (corridor). 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

20.5019

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels