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Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?)
519–510 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 7 (Karkamani), NE foundation deposit


Overall: 14.3 x 5 cm (5 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light red-brown clay fabric. It has a rough, rounded base that has been shaved to a slight central knob. The sides have an upper and lower bulge and constricted mid-section, creating a shallow sinusoidal profile. An additional constriction at the top leads to a slightly bevelled rim. The jar is in severely battered condition with a hole in one side of the upper body. Many areas of the exterior surface have been flaked or broken off.


From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NE foundation deposit. 1917-1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition