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Bag-shaped shouldered jar

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

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


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

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The Ancient World


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.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition