Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel)
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Tomb of Aspelta, Pyramid VIII
Legacy dimension: H. .250 D. .127
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Alabaster; prominent horizontal veining. Two knob handles on shoulders. Broken and mended; few small fragments missing.
From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition