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Globular black-topped redware jar

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This globular glack-topped redware jar has a rounded base, a slightly inward slanting neck, and a slightly rolled rim. There is an obvious point of articulation between the upper body and the neck that creates an indented line just above the jars subtle shoulders. The upper portion was broken...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 2000. 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 10, 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: 23.3 x 18.8 cm (9 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World