Large slender drop-shaped jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Irike–Amanote
431–405 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 33 (queen, name unknown )

Dimensions

Overall: 36.5 x 11 cm (14 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3999

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This tall slender drop-shaped jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has a rounded base with a slightly raised knob left by the shaping process. Two loop handles are attached to the upper body. It has a thick straight rim. It is intact.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 33 (tomb of a queen, name unknown ). 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