Small necked shouldered jar

Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
623–593 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 6 (Anlamani), SE foundation deposit


Overall: 14 x 7.2 cm (5 1/2 x 2 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. Its exterior is treated with a red wash. The body has a narrow rounded base with sides widening to high-set shoulders. A wide straight neck rises to a wide mouth with slightly rolled rim. Rilling lines are visible on the exterior, creating a light ribbed effect. The jar is intact.


From Nuri, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani), SE 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 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition