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Squat shouldered jar with stippled decoration

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This squat shouldered jar has a rounded base, a very short neck, and rolled rim. The upper portion has been decorated with deeply incised stippling, which forms two lines around the vessel just below the rim. A field of similar stippling, about 2-3 cm. wide and giving the effect of vertical and...

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From Kerma, Cemetery M, grave 3. 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)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 11.5 x 8.9 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World