Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 643, No. 2

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.7 x 7.0 cm (5 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.947

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster. Pear shaped. Pierced knob handles, one of them chipped.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 643, No. 2. 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