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Large shouldered jar

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This large jar has very subtle shoulders that narrow to a somewhat contricted neck. The uppermost portion is broken off at the point of constriction above the shoulders. The base is rounded and the sides widen gradually to the shoulders before a sharper grade to the neck/rim. Several fragments...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1050. 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: August 10, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World