Two handled tall bag shaped jar
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1, Tomb of Taharqa
Height x diameter: 17 x 9 cm (6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
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This bag-shaped jar, known as an alabastron, has two small knob-handles with pierced holes for suspension. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted.
From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition