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Globular black-topped redware jar with three handles

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This bag-shaped jar, of black-topped redware, hsa a rounded base, a short concave neck, and a slightly rolled rim. Three loop handles have been added, attached at just below the rim to the upper body. They are blackened as well. The black top was attained by turning the jar over in the firing...

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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: 20.9 x 12.2 cm (8 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World