Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 814, No. 1

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.1 x 3.9 cm (3 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.944a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster. Pear shaped. Mouth a separate piece fitted in. Perfect.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 814, No. 1. Mar. 1923: 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