Tall redware stand

Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
555–542 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 26 (Queen Amanitakaye)


Overall: 24.2 x 14 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This tall stand is fashioned of a red clay fabric. It has a gradually flaring profile with the diameter of one end smaller than the opposite. The rim of both ends is slightly out-turned. Fragments once broke away from one section of the wider end but have been mended, with very small fragments of the rim still missing. Rilling lines are visible on the exterior, making a slightly ribbed effect. A hole was made (deliberately, prior to firing) in one side of the beaker.


From Nuri, Pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye). 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 6, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition