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Globular red polished jar

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This golbular jar has a rounded base, a short, straight neck, and straight rim. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. Much of the surface has worn away.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 432. 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 17, 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: 23 x 13.6 cm (9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3495

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels