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Jar with modeled face

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Ovoid jar with flat base, thin neck, double everted rim with a slight roll. A face is modeled on one side: closed eyes, thin lips, and protruding chin and ears. Exterior is treated with a cream slip with traces of red paint at neck.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K22/1. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4034

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels