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Slender black-topped red polished ovoid jar

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This slender ovoid jar has a rounded base, a straight neck, and flaring straight rim with slight blackening. The exterior was treated with a red slip that has been polished.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21. 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 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Middle Kerma, about 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 17.3 x 6 cm (6 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3315

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels