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Squat shouldered black-topped jar with incised decoration

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This squat black-topped jar carries a deep reddish wash/slip with some signs of polishing. It has a rounded base, high shoulders, no neck, and a thick pulled rim. The upper portion has been decorated with a pattern composed of squared stippling, forming three bands around the jar just below the...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 57. 1915: 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Middle Kerma, about 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 17.5 cm (7 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3303

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels