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Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa
487–468 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 4 (Siaspiqa), NE foundation dep.


Overall: 15 x 7 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse deep red clay fabric with sizable limestone inclusions. It has a rough, rounded base and slightly narrowing straight sides that rise to outwardly bulging shoulders. A further constriction at the top ends with a slightly folded rim. Only a small segment of the rim remains, the remainder as well as a portoin of the upper shoulders having broken off. Some fragments remain separately. Much of the jar was also once in fragments but has been mended.


From Nubua (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa), NE foundation deposit. 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: August 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition