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Jar

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


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.4787

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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.

Provenance

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