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Globular black-topped red polished jar

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This globular black-topped jar has low-set shoulders, a rounded base, a gradual concave neck, and a thick, slightly pulled rim. There is a noticeable indentation at the point of articulation of the body and neck. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing...

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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 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: 23.5 x 13.6 cm (9 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World