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Slender jar

This slender jar has an ovoid (almost bag-shaped) body that narrows considerably at the top. The base is rounded. The neck (if this vessel had one) and rim have broken off and are missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 26.3 x 5.6 cm (10 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3322

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels