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Bag-shaped shouldered jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte
538–519 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 10 (Amani-natake-lebte), NE found. dep.

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 5.5 cm (5 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4788

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This jar is fashioned of a light redware clay fabric. It has a rounded base with a bag-shaped lower body. The sides then constrict slightly at the mid-section before widening to sharp shoulders. There is a very short straight neck and a straight, haphazardly folded rim. The rim is chipped. The jar was once in fragments but has been mended. Portions of the body are missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), NE foundation deposit. 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: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition