Amphora

Nubian
Meroitic Period
about 90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (unknown queen )

Dimensions

Overall: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4006

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This amphora is fashioned of a pinkish clay fabric. The body is virtually cylindrical shape, widening only slightly in the upper half. It has a cylindrical knob base. Much of the upper half is broken off and missing, though two fragments of the uppermost extreme and a folded rim remain. Portions of two handles are evident on the fragments. One fragment has a drilled hole.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (tomb of an unknown queen). 1918: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 9, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition