Ewer with trefoil mouth

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Taharqa
743–664 B.C.


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20.7 x 12.6 cm (8 1/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2783

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Trefoil mouth. Originally had handle, which is now missing. Incised band of hieroglyphs colored red around shoulder, including two cartouches of Queen Khensa.

Provenance

From Sudan, el-Kurru, Ku 4, March 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.
(Accesssion date: December 31, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition