Jar

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 29 (Queen? Piankhqew-qa), NW found. dep.

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 3.8 cm (5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.4790

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

This jar is fashioned of a light redware clay fabric. It has a rounded base with a roughly cylindrical body (but for a very slight narrowing of the sides at the mid-section). It is topped by a collar-like rim. There are a few sizable limestone inclusions that appear to have undermined the integrity of the exterior surface in some areas, probably during firing.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 29 (tomb of Queen(?) Piankhqew-qa), NW 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