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Spouted black-topped red polished jar with ribbed neck

This spouted jar is fashioned of black-topped red polished ware. It has a rounded base, a ribbed neck, and a flaring rim that produces a wide mouth. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The black...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 3401. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.3730

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels