Large tall slender jar

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 48.5 x 12.8 cm (19 1/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3993

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This large tall slender jar has a slightly recurved rim. One of two original loop handles on the upper body remains. Many areas of the exterior are coated with mud. Contents found in the jar include a loose mixture of sand, soil, a thin black matrix (possibly carbon?), botanical remains, and many hard bits of dried gray clay (possibly from liquid contents or remnants of a stopper).

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani). 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