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Decorated spheroid jar

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Spheroid jar with a short, narrow neck; fineware, decorated with three red and black crocodiles and a duck, scroll band of grapes below. The presence of grapes on the vessel may indicate that it was used primarily for the storage of wine.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K18/2. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; December 4, 1913: awarded to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 2nd century A.D.

Findspot

Kerma, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 27.94 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

13.4038

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels