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Globular jar

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This small shouldered globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored clay. The body has subtle high shoulders and narrows to a small rounded base. It has a very short neck and a wide worked rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 165. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.2 x 6.4 cm (5 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3282

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels