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Tall bag-shaped marl jar

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This tall bag-shaped jar of buff-colored marl clay has a rounded base, a very gradual neck, and a wide folded rim. Both around the neck and just below the widest point of the body are wide lines created either by the process of manufacture (rilling and/or coil?) or deliberately with a utensil...

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From Kerma, Cemetery B, grave 21. 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 the Sudan. (Accession date: July 10, 2006)

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian/Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Middle Kerma, Dynasty 12–13, 2050–1700 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 26.1 x 8.2 cm (10 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World