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Red polished beaker

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This bell-shaped (or ‘tulip’) beaker is of a shape characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. While many examples are black-topped and red polished, this example is fashioned of redware and fully red polished. The exterior treatment is attained by means of a coating of ochre prior...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 33A (K 33A/157). 1914: 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: June 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 14.5 cm (4 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2888

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

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