Requires Photography

Globular jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 3 (Queen Naparaye)

Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 5.3 cm (9 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4782

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar, fashioned of a red clay fabric, has a globular body with rounded base, short neck, and a straight rim. The exterior retains traces of a burnished/polished red slip. The rim is chipped. The jar was once in many fragments but has been mended.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 3 (tomb of Queen Naparaye). 1919: 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 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition