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Globular black-topped red polished jar

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This globular black-topped red polished is almost ovoid in shape. It has a rounded base, a concave neck, and a thick, and an outwardly 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...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 444. 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 13, 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: 26.5 x 16.2 cm (10 7/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World