Small black polished bottle

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 16 chamber, intrusive burial

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 3.5 cm (3 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4809

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small blackware bottle has been treated with a black polished slip, much of which has worn away. It has an almost symmetrical globular body with nearly straight sides through the midsection (the upper portion narrows very slightly) and a rounded base. A very narrow, short neck connects to a flaring rim with squared off edges. Part of the rim is broken off and missing.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), chamber, intrusive burial (16-A). 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 the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition