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Small bag-shaped jar with a potmark

This small bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, a very short neck, and a rolled rim. There are traces of red slip on the exterior. A potmark, possibly a botanical motif, has been incised on one side of the jar.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave IV-B. 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 24, 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: 6.4 x 5.1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3704

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels