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Handled globular jar

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This globular jar has a nearly symmetrical, ovoid body. The bottom expands to a flat, splayed foot. There is no neck, though a wide, folded rim gives the impression of a short one. A handle has been attached from the rim to just above the widest part of the jar.


From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 5. 1915: 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 7, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 19.8 x 12.2 cm (7 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World