Small pilgrim flask

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 x 10.6 cm (4 1/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4804

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. Although intended as loop handles, they are folded tightly enough that there are no actual holes. Portions of the exterior have flaked off.

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