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Shouldered red polished jar

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This jar has fairly low-set shoulders, a rounded base, a short straight neck, and a worked rim. The red surface of the jar was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV, grave 444. 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: July 17, 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: 16.5 x 8.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3500

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels