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Globular jar

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This medium globular jar is made of a redware fabric treated with a red slip. Its shoulders are slight, and it has a rounded base. A very short neck rises to a slightly rolled rim. The top surface of the rim has been decorated with stippled lines, while the body of the vessel carries vertically...

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From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave116. 1916: 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 6, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 18 x 9.4 cm (7 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World