Two handled tall bag shaped jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1, Tomb of Taharqa

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 17 x 9 cm (6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.246

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition