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Globular jar

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This globular jar has a rounded base, a short, slightly concave neck, and a rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 440. 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 19, 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: 15.1 x 7.6 cm (5 15/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

20.3549

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels