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Small jar

Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa
487–468 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 29 (Queen? Piankhqew-qa), NE found. dep.


Overall: 18 x 8 cm (7 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse red clay fabric with scattered limestone inclusions, some of which are sizable enough to have undermined the integrity of the exterior surface. The base is rough and rounded. The body narrows very slightly through the mid-section. Much of the upper body has broken off and is missing, though three small fragments remain. One is a rim fragment that indicates this jar had a small collar-like rim. The remainder of the jar has some cracks.


From Nuri, Pyramid 29 (tomb of Queen(?) Piankhqew-qa), NE foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition