Vessel in the shape of a bound oryx

Nubian
Napatan Period
early 7th century B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Tomb W 609/1-2-3

Dimensions

Length: 17.14 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.879

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster),

Out on Loan

On display at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, July 18, 2017 – October 9, 2017

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vessel In form of an oryx bound for sacrifice. One piece. Horns of slate inset.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition