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Slender jar

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This slender jar has an elongated ovoid body that gradually narrows at the top to form a slight neck of sorts. The jar's rim has broken off, though it apears that it would have been straight. Five wide recessed lines around the neck just below the rim resemble thin rilling lines, though they...

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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: 31.2 x 10 cm (12 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3318

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels