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Slender jar/beaker with hole

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 approaches that of a cylindrical beaker, slight narrowing in the upper portions may more technically classify it as a slender jar. The base was formed...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 1(3)?. 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 20.4 x 9.8 cm (8 1/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World