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Shouldered marl jar

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This shouldered jar is fashioned of a buff-colored marl clay. It has high-set shoulders with an incised line (from the forming process) above its widest point. The base comes almost to a rounded point. The neck is slightly concave. It has a squared rim. For the stone lid excavated with this jar...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 434. 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: 24 x 6.8 cm (9 7/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World