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Small shouldered squat black polished jar

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This miniature jar has a squat shouldered body with a flat base, a concave neck, and an outwardly pulled rim. It is fashioned of blackware with small traces on the exterior of black polished surface treatment, the majority of which has worn away.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1058. 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: 5.5 x 4 cm (2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3713

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels