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Globular black-topped redware jar

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This globular jar has prominent shoulders, a long, virtually straight neck, and a straight (perhaps slightly pulled) rim. The rim is in battered condition. The black top was attained by turning the jar over in the firing process to place the upper portion in an oxygen-reduced atmosphere of...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1613. 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: 26.6 x 11.6 cm (10 1/2 x 4 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World