Small tall slender shouldered bottle

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


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.4795

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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