Flask

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Semna, Semna Fort, Beneath the Taharqa Temple, Room BN

Dimensions

Height x diameter of rim: 21 x 7.7 cm (8 1/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1204

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The piriform flask with tall neck and wide rim may have been beaten from a single bronze sheet. This typical New Kingdom form is used for ceramic, stone, and glass vessels. (Sudan catalogue)

Bronze. Vase. Tall neck and flaring rim. Pointed base. Dent on shoulder. Cleaned in the field. (Card)

Provenance

From Semna, beneath the Taharqa Temple, Room BN. January, 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1928)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition