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Painted globular marl jar

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This globular jar is fashioned of a marl clay with a pinkish-white slip applied to the exterior. The upper half of the body is decorated with dark brown-black painted lines in alternating patterns: groups of 8-9 vertical lines from the bottom of the neck to the shoulders and bands of four lines...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus I, Room Y3. 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 the Sudan. (Accession date: July 18, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18,


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 19.1 x 11.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World