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Slender bag-shaped jar

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This slender bag-shaped jar has a rounded base, a long, gradually narrowing upper body, and a distinct point of articulartion between the body and a somewhat flared rim. Rilling lines are evident on the exterior surface. The middle of the rim has an incised line, likely added while throwing the...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900. 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 11, 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: 31.3 x 10.2 cm (12 5/16 x 4 in.)

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The Ancient World