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Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.245

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vase. Alabaster; egg-shaped; two knob-handles on shoulder with small pierced holes for suspension; cracked; fragments missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition