Strainer

Greek
Late Classic or early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, Tomb of King Arakakamani (Beg. S. 6)

Dimensions

Length: 21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.). Diameter of bowl: 4 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.874

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Silver strainer with two handles in form of goose necks and heads. Corroded. Part of bowl decayed out.
An identical object, now in the Thessalonike Museum in Greece, was excavated from a tomb near Pella in ancient Macedonia.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb of King Arakakamani (Beg. S. 6). January, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition