Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Nastasen
335–315 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 15 (tomb of Nastasen)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 19.1 x 5.3 cm (7 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1092

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 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.

(Acession date March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition