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Slender shouldered jar with white painted decoration

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This tall slender redware jar has subtle, high-set shoulders, a rounded base (coming almost to a point), a constricted, straight neck, and a rolled rim. The exterior has a white wash over much of the lower body. The rim has three thick white stripes. An additional pattern of three stripes is on...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 33A. 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: 29.5 x 6.2 cm (11 5/8 x 2 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World