Globular jar with handle

Nubian
Meroitic Period
1st century B.C.–3rd century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave LXXII

Dimensions

Height: 36.6 cm (14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2803.2

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

One of two spherical bronze vessels numbered 19-3-1551. Looped handles and hinged lid. The body of the jar is now fragmentary and in many small pieces. The neck and handle survive.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave LXII. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition