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Decorated Meroitic jar fragment

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Top portion (section of shoulders and above only) of a high shouldered, thin-necked jar of red ware with figural decoration of red and black paint on yellowish slip. Portions preserved indicated a scene of crocodiles, one in the act of swallowing a man, with oars or standards (?) shown in the...

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From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K 26 / 1. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Kerma, Sudan


Diameter x depth: 26 x 8.3 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World