Large pilgrim flask
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 55 (Queen Atmataka )
Overall: 30 x 5 cm (11 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a large pilgrim flask of characteristic shape with circular body, a short narrow neck and mouth, and two loop handles at the neck. One handle on this example has broken off and is missing, and the rim is damaged. Surface treatments have worn considerably.
From Nuri, Pyramid 55 (tomb of Queen Atmataka). 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: August 7, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition