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Globular redware jar with blackened rim

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This redware jar has a rounded base, a very short concave neck, and a slightly pulled rim. It exhibits traces of a red wash that appears to have been polished/burnished. It is unclear if the small area of blackening around the rim was intentional or the result of use or firing. Black-topped...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 330. 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 13, 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: 20.4 x 12.6 cm (8 1/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World