Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel) of King Aspelta
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Tomb of Aspelta, Pyramid 8
Legacy dimension: H. .217 D. .099
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019
Blue marble bag-shaped vessel, two knob handles, one broken. Inscribed on one side with two cartouches of Aspelta. Complete; slightly decayed.
From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1918: 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