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Globular marl jar

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This globular jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has a rounded base, a short, slightly concave neck, and a slightly rolled rim. An incised band has been added around the base of the neck, comprised of two line borders filled with irregular vertical hatch lines. Additional, much...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 439. 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 16.5 x 5.1 cm (6 1/2 x 2 in.)

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The Ancient World