Small black polished bottle
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 16 chamber, intrusive burial
Overall: 9.8 x 3.5 cm (3 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small blackware bottle has been treated with a black polished slip, much of which has worn away. It has an almost symmetrical globular body with nearly straight sides through the midsection (the upper portion narrows very slightly) and a rounded base. A very narrow, short neck connects to a flaring rim with squared off edges. Part of the rim is broken off and missing.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), chamber, intrusive burial (16-A). 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 the Sudan.
(Accession Date: September 6, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition