Large jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 72

Accession Number

20.2735

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large brown ware jar is drum-shaped with a very narrow neck and two handles at the base of the neck. The shape is sometimes referred to as a ‘pilgrim flask’.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 72 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession Date: May 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition