Small tall slender shouldered bottle

Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef
404–396 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 34 (Queen Henutirdis)


Overall: 18 x 15.1 cm (7 1/16 x 5 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This small bottle, of tall slender proportions, has gradual shoulders, a long narrow neck, and a flaring rim with very slight exterior recurve. The lower body narrows, likely originally having been conical with a pointed base (or coming to a rounded point). The lower body, however, has broken off and is missing. The remainder of the jar was once in two fragments but has been mended. There are scant traces of red wash.


From Nuri, pyramid 77. 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 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition