Bottle

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9 (Aramatelka), Room B

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 1.8 cm (3 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4877

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small bottle is made of an orangish-pink clay fabric. It has a squat body with very slightly convex sides, a base with very slight rounded surface (but able to sit virtually flat), a long, highly constricted neck with disk-like collar, and a slightly rolled rim. Many areas of the exterior are coated with a buff-colored, plaster-like substance, under which there are traces of treatment with a red wash. It is intact.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 9 (tomb of Aramatelka), Room B. 1917: 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition