Pilgrim flask

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 704

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 3.7 cm (5 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3992

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This pilgrim flask is of characteristic form with a circular body, short narrow neck and mouth, and two loop handles at the neck. The exterior surface is polished red. It is intact.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition