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Globular red polished jar with incised decoration

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This globular red polished jar has high shoulders, a rounded base, and no neck. The rim is pulled upwards slightly and a pattern of incised cross-hatched lines has been added to it. The midsection of the jar is decorated with stippled triangle and diamond shapes arranged in vertical rows. The...

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From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 98. 1916: 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 12, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 23.9 x 11.8 cm (9 7/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World