Small pilgrim flask

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 1.8 cm (4 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4803

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 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.

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