Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VIII, Tomb of Aspelta
Height x depth: 19.4 x 8.9 cm (7 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
These fragments formed the rounded base of a bag-shaped vessel known as an alabastron. It would have had a narrow neck, everted rim and a pair of pierced lug handles.
The base of the vessel is reconstructed from fragments. An additional 11 fragments of the upper part of the vessel, including the rim, are housed in a bag with the object.
From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1918: 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