Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 51
Overall: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition