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Small spherical jar with inscription

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Egyptian spherical stone vessel with a round base, short neck, and disk rim. It is inscribed for a man named Horheriat, scribe in the temple of Horus at el Kab in southern Egypt.


From Nubia, Kerma. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From Kerma 325 / 13, February 1914.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, MIddle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period, 2000–1550 B.C.

Object Place

Kerma, The Sudan


Height x depth: 12.4 x 13.6 cm (4 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.) Cover: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World