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Small squat jar with incised decoration

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This small squat jar has no neck and a rolled rim. The upper portion of the body is decorated with punctated incised lines: three lines run around the body just below the rim, while groups of vertical punctated lines (of varying number) extend down ward from this band, sometimes approximating...

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From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 124. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: July 6, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.8 x 8.6 cm (3 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World