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Spouted globular red polished jar (pitcher) with handle and incised decoration

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This red-polished, symmetrical globular jar has a rounded base and a wide mouth. It has a wide, slightly flaring spout on one side. A large handle spans the length of the mouth. An incised line border has been added running along each side of the handle down around the rim, effectively creating...

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From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 316. 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 the Sudan. (Accession date: July 17, 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: 22.4 x 16.5 cm (8 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World