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Small bag-shaped blackware jar with polished red slip

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This small bag-shaped jar retains traces of a red slip that has been burnished/polished, though much has worn away to expose the underlying black clay fabric. It has a very short neck with a rolled, everted rim. The rim is missing a small fragment.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1079. 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 Sudan. (Accession date: July 24, 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: 7.5 x 6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3697

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels