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This bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, a gradual, narrowing neck, and an outwardly pulled rim. Four incised lines have been added to the upper portion. There are some streaks of a black, resinous substance on the rim and upper portion of one side of the exterior. Contents remain in the jar. It...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1039. 1913: 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 22.6 x 10.7 cm (8 7/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World