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Slender jar/beaker

This slender jar/beaker has a base that comes almost to a rounded point. The rim is thin and straight. Though the jar's almost straight profile approachs that of a cylindrical beaker, slight narrowing in the upper portions may more technically classify it as a slender jar. The base was formed in...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 332. 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3519

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels