Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period
623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb S 122

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.6 x 6.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.882

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster. Pear shaped; knob handles. Perfect.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb S 122. March 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition