Small jar

Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 2 (Amaniastabarqa), SE foundation dep.


Overall: 13.5 x 4.3 cm (5 5/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small jar is fashioned of a dark red-orange clay fabric with notable presence of small limestone inclusions. It has a rounded (shaved) base, a roughly cylindrical body (the upper body narrows slightly) that constricts at the top into a collar-like rim. Rilling lines are visible from the exterior. It is intact.


From Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of Amaniastabarqa), SE 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: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition