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Globular black-topped red polished jar

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This globular black-topped red polished jar has high set shoulders, a rounded base, and a somewhat long straight neck that widens at the top to a flaring rim with a slight fold. There is an indentation at the point of articulation of the body and the neck, just above which is a small,...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1805. 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: 15.7 x 9.5 cm (6 3/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World