Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 7 (Karkamani), NE foundation deposit
Overall: 14.3 x 5 cm (5 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light red-brown clay fabric. It has a rough, rounded base that has been shaved to a slight central knob. The sides have 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. The jar is in severely battered condition with a hole in one side of the upper body. Many areas of the exterior surface have been flaked or broken off.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition