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Large tall slender jar

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

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


Overall: 35.5 x 10.3 cm (14 x 4 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This large jar is of tall slender proportions. Though the entire base is broken off and missing, it appears to have been bag- or drop-shaped when intact. The sides of the upper body narrow to fairly wide mouth with a thick straight rim. An incised line is just below the rim. A large fragment of the body once broke of but has been mended. Five additional (smaller) fragments are also present.


From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), NE foundation deposit. 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 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition