Large jar

Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9 (Aramatelka ), Room A

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The Ancient World



This large jar has a globular, nearly spherical body with a very long narrow neck and a rolled rim. Rilling lines are evident on the exterior surface. The top portion of the neck is currently filled with packing straw, which obscures contents within; however, a mass of light gray clay can be discerned below it. This may likely be remnants of a jar stopper.


From Nuri, Pyramid 9 (tomb of Aramatelka), Room A. 1917: 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 7, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition