Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Irike–Amanote
431–405 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 12 (tomb of Irike-Amanote)

Dimensions

Height x depth: 14.9 x 4.6 cm (5 7/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1084

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 12 (tomb of Irike-Amanote) 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition