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Globular jar

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This globular jar is made of a buff-colored clay (marl?). The lower portions show heavy discoloration, possibly from fire. The exterior surface is cracked and flaking.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1004. 1913: 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 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 9 cm (8 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3449

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels