Small pilgrim flask
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 72
Overall: 13 x 2.1 cm (5 1/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small pilgrim flask is fashioned of an orangish-red clay fabric. The body is comprised of two shallow hemispherical halves, joined vertically. It has a very narrow neck with a rolled rim. Two roughly shaped (folded) loop handles join at the upper body and just below the rim; one is largely broken off and missing. The neck and handles were once broken off but have been reattached.
From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 72. 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition