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Globular black-topped red polished jar

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This globular black-topped red polished jar has a long straight neck that widens at the top to a flaring, slightly rolled rim. There is an indentation resembling a rilling line at the point of articulation of the body and the neck. The red surface of the jar was created by application of ochre...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 3801. 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 14, 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: 21.5 x 11 cm (8 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World