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Bag-shaped jar

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This bag-shaped jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a straight neck, and a folded rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 41. 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 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 22.2 x 9 cm (8 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3360

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels