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Shouldered marl jar

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This shouldered jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has sharp, high-set shoulders with an incised line (from the forming process) at the point of inflection. The base comes almost to a rounded point. The neck is slightly concave. The rim is slightly pulled out at the top, and a...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, room FF. 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

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 20.5 x 6.7 cm (8 1/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World