Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
555–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 5 (Tomb of Makonaqen)

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1068

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

There is a horizontal band of hieroglyphs just below the handles of this bag shaped vessel, known as an alabastron. The two names of king Malonaqan are inscribed in in feathered cartouches on the front.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Malonaqen). 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition