Vessel in the shape of a bound oryx
early 7th century B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Tomb W 609/1-2-3
Length: 17.14 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster),
Out on Loan
On display at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, July 18, 2017 – October 9, 2017
Vessel In form of an oryx bound for sacrifice. One piece. Horns of slate inset.
From Meroe (Beg. W.), tomb 609, nos. 1-2-3. 1923: 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, 1923)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition