Porphyry jar of king Shabaka

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 21 × 12.7 cm (8 1/4 × 5 in.)

Accession Number

21.2787

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Porphyry. Pear shaped; two ring handles. Broken and mended, small pieces missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 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: Jan. 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition