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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 red-brownware pottery vessel. 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 offering/model vessel.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1623. 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

20.5022

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels