Porphyry jar of king Shabaka
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri
Height x diameter: 21 × 12.7 cm (8 1/4 × 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Porphyry. Pear shaped; two ring handles. Broken and mended, small pieces missing.
From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 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.
(Accession date: Jan. 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition