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Two inscribed side fragments from a thick walled vessel

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The fragments are from a large vessel. One fragment has an incised cartouche ending in "S". The other has the incised signs "meri-di-ankh". The rest of the vessel is missing.


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, (a) 14/1/1122, (b) 14/1/1107, 1600 B&C, January 1914

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Width x length (a): 7 x 11.1 cm (2 3/4 x 4 3/8 in.) Width x length (b): 7.8 x 11.5 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World