Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period
690 B.C.–?


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 671, No. 1

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.1 x 3.7 cm (2 13/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.945

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster. Pear shaped. Knob handles. Rim decayed.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 671, 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