Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 5 (Tomb of Makonaqen)
Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
There is a horizontal band of hieroglyphs just below the handles of this bag shaped vessel, known as an alabastron. The two names of king Malonaqan are inscribed in in feathered cartouches on the front.
From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Malonaqen). 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition