Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 55
Height x diameter: 19 x 9.4 cm (7 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Fine, white banded calcite. Pear shaped, with two ring handles. Minor damage at rim, otherwise excellent condition.
From el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan), Ku. 55. 1919: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition