Amphora

Syro-Palestinian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave Ku 52 (Queen Nefrukekashta)

Dimensions

Height: 54.4 cm (21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3237

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Red ware, with two loop handles. Wheel made. Broken but about complete. Mended by Young, 1932. Associated with the jar (unclear whether by original context/content or from shipping) is a small lump of slag with dark brown earthy incrustations and areas of a light green patina.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku. 52 (Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition