Jar

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El Kurru, Tomb 4

Dimensions

Height: 13.0 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2784a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster. Broken and mended incomplete. Round bellied jug with one handle. Around shoulder band of hierglyphic inscription, incised and colored red, including two cartouches of Queen Henensayu.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Pyr. IV, Tomb 4. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition