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Black polished beaker with white filled decoration

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Small flaring shape, coarse black ware with evidence of black polishing on the exterior surface, incised and white filled. In three fragments, incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave X-B. January 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 8.5 cm (2 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1707a-c

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels