Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8 (Tomb of Aspelta)
Height x depth: 17.9 x 8.4 cm (7 1/16 x 3 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition