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Globular redware jar

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The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 11. 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 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Middle Kerma, about 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 24.2 x 14 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3437

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels