Spherical jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (Queen Tabiry)

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 8 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4783

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition