Ewer

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 8 x 10.9 cm (13 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.341

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vase. Gold, top of handle decorated with incised lines representing a lotus flower; back handle inscribed; handle fastened to mouth of vase by two rivets, and is soldered on to the body of the vase. Flaring mouth, pointed base. Beaten gold.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition