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Medium globular red polished jar

This medium globular jar has high shoulders, a rounded base, a striaght, thin-walled neck, and plain, unworked rim with some blackening along its edge. The vessel has been treated with a red wash/slip that has been polished. It was broken into many fragments but has been mended.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 158. 1916: 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: July 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 23 x 9.5 cm (9 1/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3287

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels