Small pilgrim flask

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 72

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 2.1 cm (5 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4802

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition