Napatan Period, reigns of Nasakhma to Malowiebamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 31 (Queen Sakaaye)
Overall: 30 x 8.3 cm (11 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This jar is of tall slender proportions. It has high-set, gradual shoulders, a long neck, and a rolled rim. The lower body narrows, likely originally having been roughly conical with a rounded or nearly pointed base. The lower portion, however, has broken off and is missing. The exterior is treated with a red wash. The remainder of the jar is in slightly cracked condition.
From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Sakaaye). 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition