Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel) with inlaid gold and silver decoration
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta)
Height x diameter: 26.5 x 7.8 cm (10 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), gold, silver, Egyptian blue, carnelian, magnetite, amazonite
Not On View
(a) Alabaster; inscribed; (b) Shoulder decoration of gold filigree work with remains of inlay; neck of vase of silver overlaid with gold decoration and with woven gold wire pendants bearing carnelian, magnetite, and amazonite drops.
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