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Fragment of a bag-shaped jar with flaring neck

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This is a fragment of the shoulder, neck, and rim. The stone is pink with harder white patches. The pink stone is decayed in some areas. The base is missing, and the rim is plain. Three incised horizontal lines decorate around the neck. Most of the jar is missing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIII, St. 1(3). 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1132

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels