Small pilgrim flask
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 72?
Overall: 8.5 x 1.8 cm (3 3/8 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small pilgrim flask is fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric. The body is comprised of two hemispherical halves of differing depth, joined vertically to produce an assymetrical body. It has a very narrow neck with a rolled rim. Two roughly shaped (folded) loop handles join at the upper body and near the midpoint of the neck. There are traces of red slip on the exterior. It is intact.
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