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Jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?)
519–510 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 7 (Karkamani), NE foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 6.5 cm (6 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4785

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light reddish-buff clay fabric. It has a rough, rounded base and sides with an upper and lower bulge and constricted mid-section, creating a shallow sinusoidal profile. An additional constriction at the top leads to a slightly bevelled rim.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NE foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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