Small pilgrim flask

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 1.8 cm (3 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4805

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

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