Large jar

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


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

Accession Number

20.3994

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition