Napatan Period, reign of Nastasen
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 15 (tomb of Nastasen)
Height x depth: 13.8 x 5 cm (5 7/16 x 1 15/16 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.
From Nuri, pyramid 15 (tomb of Nastasen). 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