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Red polished incense burner

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This funnel-shaped red polished incense burner has a ribbed effect to its exterior produced by rilling during shaping by rotation. It has a very wide mouth, a narrow stem, and a small disc base. Both the interior and exterior have red polished treatment.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 453 (debris). 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, Late about 1630–1600 B.C.

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 14.6 cm (5 3/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.2105

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels