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Small squat jar

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This small squat jar has a very sharp point of inflection at its maximum width. The base is rounded. It has a very short constricted neck with an everted rim. The exterior has been treated with a red slip and burnished/polished.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 323. 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

20.3694

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels