Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8
Depth: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This bag-shaped jar, known as an alabastron, has two small knob-handles with pierced holes for suspension. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. The vessela has been reconstructed from numerous fragments.
From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1915: 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