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This globular jar is fashioned of buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a gradual neck, and an outwardly rolled rim. The lower portion of the neck has two-four incised lines produced during rotation. Some irregular smears of clay were present on the jar prior to firing. The body shows...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1302. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: July 11, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 22 x 10 cm (8 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World