Body of a red polished bottle
Napatan Period, reign of Irike–Amanote
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 12 (Irike-Amanote), Room A(?)
Overall: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is the majority of a bottle fashioned of a reddish clay fabric (fired black in some areas) and treated with a burnished/polished red slip. The neck and rim are broken off and missing. The body has squat, bag-shaped proportions with a sharp point of inflection and gradual, rounded base.
From Nuri, Pyramid 12 (tomb of Irike-Amanote), Room A(?). 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 8, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition