Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (Queen Tabiry)
Overall: 17.5 x 8 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This jar is fashioned of a light reddish-buff clay fabric. It has a spherical body with a rounded base, short straight neck with somewhat wide mouth, and straight rim. The exterior is treated with a red wash/slip, a great deal of which has worn off. The remainder is very flaky in some areas. The base is in particularly eroded condition and has a small hold. The rim is chipped.
From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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 5, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition