Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El Kurru, Tomb 4
Height: 13.0 cm (5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition