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Small squat jar with contents

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This small squat jar has a rounded base, a very short neck, and an outwardly pulled rim. The exterior is treated with a red slip that has been burnished. The contents of the jar are still present. Some of the contents are lodged in the mouth of th jar. This is a flaky, porous light to dark brown...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 334, debris. 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5.8 x 3.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery, organic remains


The Ancient World