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Ovoid jar with incised decoration and applique

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This marl ovoid jar carries incised decoration around the upper portion of the body. Below its short neck a thin band of small, vertically oriented zigzag lines. Below this two incised lines form a wide band filled with small curved lines. Below this band is an unenclosed band of haphazardly...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 170. 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: 25 x 6.5 cm (9 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3281

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels