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Ovoid jar

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This ovoid jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has slender proportions, a rounded base, slightly outwardly flaring neck, and a rolled rim.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 153. 1916: 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 7.4 cm (9 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3279

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels