User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Globular red polished jar with rilled/ribbed neck

Start collecting

This red-polished globular jar has a rounded base, a short rilled/ribbed neck, and a worked rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus XIV, chapel A. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15 x 12.8 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2102

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels