Large tall slender jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte
538–519 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 10 ( Amani-natake-lebte)

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 11.6 cm (14 9/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3995

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This tall slender jar has a wide mouth and two loop handles on the upper body. There is a wide rilled line under the rim. Some mud adheres to the exterior surface. There is a prominent crack on one side. The jar’s contents consist of a loose mixture of soil, packing straw, small fragments of unworked stone, and pottery fragments (not from this jar).

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte). 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