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Globular black-topped red polished jar

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This globular, almost spherical jar has a short concave neck, and a straight flaring rim. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The black top was attained by turning the jar over in the firing...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 314. 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 13, 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: 18.5 x 12 cm (7 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.3327

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels