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Five fragments probably of one spherical vase; faded blue glaze outside; between bands of geometric patterns are: above, band of fish and water plants; below, panel with gazelle, with vertical band of hieroglyphics. C seems to be missing.


From Nubia, Kerma, K1804 X and K1805 X. January, 1914:excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall (20.1252a): 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) Overall (20.1252b): 7.5 x 9.2 cm (2 15/16 x 3 5/8 in.) Overall (20.1252c): 9.4 x 9 x 1 cm (3 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/8 in.) Overall (20.1252d): 10.2 x 6.7 cm (4 x 2 5/8 in.) Overall (20.1252e): 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

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The Ancient World