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Slender jar

This slender jar has nearly straight sides that expand from a flat, somewhat irregularly modeled, cord-cut base. The lower body is the widest portion of the jar, which narrows very gradually to a side mouth with a straight rim. A portion of the upper body is broken away and missing, and only...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1400B. 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 Sudan. (Accession date: July 25, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 19.3 x 7.3 cm (7 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World