Large slender drop-shaped jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Analmaaye
542–538 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 18 (Analmaaye), NW foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 44.8 x 9.8 cm (17 5/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.3997

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large tall slender jar has an elongated drop-shape with a rounded base, a short neck with undulating profile, and two small loop handles on the upper body. The exterior is caked thickly with crumbly dried mud. There is a small drilled hole (about .3 cm) on one side of the base.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 18 (tomb of Analmaaye), NW foundation deposit. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition