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Globular jar

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This large globular (almost spherical) jar has a rounded base, a very short straight neck and straight unworked rim. The exterior retains traces of a red wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave 17. 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 Sudan. (Accession date: August 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 29.3 x 7.1 cm (11 9/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4038

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels