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Small globular jar

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This small globular redware jar has an almost spherical body and a slightly everted rim. The rim shows some signs of blackening. There exterior of the body exhibits traces of burnished red slip or wash.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, Hal A. 1913: 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: 6.4 x 4 cm (2 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3710

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels