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Slender jar

This slender jar has an elongated bag-shaped body that gradually narrows at the top to form a slight neck of sorts. The jar's rim has broken off, though it apears likely that it would have been straight. Five wide recessed lines around the neck just below the rim resemble thin rilling lines,...

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From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 13. 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: July 10, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Middle Kerma, about 2050–1700 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 31 x 10 cm (12 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World