Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Tomb of Aspelta, Pyramid VIII

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .250 D. .127

Accession Number

20.1073

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster; prominent horizontal veining. Two knob handles on shoulders. Broken and mended; few small fragments missing.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition