Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 47, SW foundation deposit


Overall: 23 x 8.5 cm (9 1/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light red clay fabric. It has a well shaped rounded base (with a slight rounded point at the center). 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 somewhat thick folded rim. There is a notable presence of small, powerdery limestone inclusions in the pottery fabric, and there is a high concentration of temper (straw/chaff) voids. The exterior has areas of self-slip.


From Nuri, Pyramid 47, SW foundation deposit. 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