Alabastron of Queen Neferukakashta

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.2614

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall alabastron (perfume vessel) of veined Egyptian alabaster, with horizontally drilled lug handles.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Neferukakashta). 1919: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition