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Spouted black-topped red polished jar

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Beautiful shape, with long spout; thin gray paste; red polished black top exterior with supplementary band; interior dull black.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1053. 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.7 x 18 cm (4 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4101

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels