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Slender jar

This slender jar is has an elongated ovoid body that narrows towards the top to a long, straight neck with a straight, unworked rim. The base is rounded. The neck has been formed with wide indented lines around its entirety, creating a striated effect. Prior to firing the neck was deformed...

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From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 37. 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: 29.6 x 8 cm (11 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World