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Vase (pear-shaped)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Queen Sakhmakhur
335–315 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid LVI, Tomb of Sakhmakhur

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.1 x 3.9 cm (4 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1088

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster; poor quality. Part of one of a pair knob handles at the apex of a triangle formed by two incised lines. Flaring disc rim. Broken and mended, incomplete. Decayed.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid LVI, Tomb of Queen Sakhmakhur. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition