Alabastron

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 10 cm (7 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2613

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pear shaped, finely executed, with two ring handles.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Neferukakashta). 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