Amphora

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
743–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 51

Dimensions

Overall: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4068

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This amphora has a rilled, ribbed/undulating exterior. The base is rounded and the sides narrow towards the top. The majority of the uppermost portion is broken off and missing, including the neck and rim. The remaining portion was also broken but has been mended, and some pieces are missing from the joined fragments. One thick loop handle (of likely two original) remains attached to the upper body.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku 51 (tomb of a queen of Piankhy?). 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 the Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition