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Spouted red polished beaker

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This bell-shaped beaker has been fashioned with a long spout. The body of the vessel is of a shape characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. It has...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1036 (K 1036/1). 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the 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

Diameter: 12.0 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4103

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels