Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel)
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VIII, Tomb of Aspelta
Height x diameter: 20.8 x 7.1 cm (8 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Alabaster; broad veining on lower part. Two knob handles below shoulders; slightly decayed on rim.
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