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Large tall slender bag-shaped jar with handles

Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani
463–435 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 11 (Malowiebamani), Room B along S wall


Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is a bag-shaped jar of very tall slender proportions fahioned of a clay fabric that has fired a dark orange. A portion of the upper body has broken off, but most is still present in the form of one large and two small fragments, these remains comprising a nearly complete vessel. The jar has a rounded base with straight rim. Two loop handles are attached to the upper body (one of which is on the large fragment). The rim is chipped. The exterior surface retains traces of a white wash/slip.


From Nuri, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani), Room B along south wall. 1917: 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: August 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition