Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia
Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Out on Loan
On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994
Vase. Alabaster; egg-shaped; two knob-handles on shoulder with small pierced holes for suspension; cracked; fragments missing.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition