Large slender bag-shaped jar

Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani
463–435 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 11 (Malowiebamani), Room B


Overall: 41.2 x 12 cm (16 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World



This large jar is of tall slender bag-shaped proportions. It is made of reddish clay fabric. It has a short, straight, slightly convex neck with a slightly rolled rim. There are two loop handles attached on the upper body, one of which is caked with mud. Mud also adheres to some other areas of the exterior surface. Approximately half of the rim and neck are broken off and missing.
Contents of the jar consist of a loose earthy matrix with small amounts of packing straw, and fragments of other pottery vessels (one body fragment; one rim fragment with a small handle).


From Nuri, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani), Room B. 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