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: 12.5 x 3.5 cm (4 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


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 constrict slightly at the mid-section before widening to sharp shoulders. The rim is short and collar-like and has been cursorily folded. There is a patch of dark discoloration on the lower body, possibly with some resinous residue. The jar is intact.


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