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This is a large tall bag-shaped jar with a small flat base, a wide, slightly concave neck with rilling lines, and a straight folded rim. It is currently filled with packing straw (which obscures other contents, if any).

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 411. 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 Sudan. (Accession date: July 26, 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: 37.5 x 11.5 cm (14 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.3775

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels