Small pilgrim flask
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 72
Overall: 11 x 1.8 cm (4 5/16 x 11/16 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 handles join at the upper body and just below the rim. Although intended as loop handles, they are folded tightly enough that there are no actual holes.
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