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Small black-topped red polished beaker

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This small bell-shaped (or 'tulip') beaker is of a type characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery, though the standard size for such vessels is larger. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 317. January 1914: 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: January 1, 1914)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.3089

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels