Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 55

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 19 x 9.4 cm (7 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2612

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine, white banded calcite. Pear shaped, with two ring handles. Minor damage at rim, otherwise excellent condition.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition