User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Necked globular jar

Start collecting

This jar has is fashioned of a red clay fabric that has fired black in some areas. It has a bulging, virtually spherical body that constricts abruptly at the top to a narrow neck and rim with slight outward pull. The exterior has possible traces of a red wash. It is intact.


From el-Kurru, Ku. 701. 1919: 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: September 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 24 x 4.5 cm (9 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World