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Globular black-topped redware jar with incised decoration

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This globular black-topped redware jar has high shoulders, a rounded base, and a straight neck ending at a thin straight rim with a slight outward pull. Two bands of incised decoration of stippled lines are on the upper body. Around the rim is a band of alternating pairs of opposing, slanted...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave . 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 12, 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: 20 x 10 cm (7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World