Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 42
Height x depth: 15.6 x 3.9 cm (6 1/8 x 1 9/16 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 42 (the tomb of queen Asata) 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