Small squat globular jar

Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 47, NE foundation deposit


Overall: 10 x 6.2 cm (3 15/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light red clay fabric with heavy concentration of white (limestone?) flecks. The body is a symmetrical globular shape with a rounded base with small shaving marks. It has a short straight neck with straight rim and somewhat wide mouth. It is intact.


From Nuri, Pyramid 47, NE foundation deposit. 1918: 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