Small long-necked shouldered jar

Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
643–623 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (Senkamanisken), NE foundation deposit


Overall: 14.7 x 6.2 cm (5 13/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This small jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. Its exterior is treated with a red wash. The body has a narrow rounded base with sides widening to high-set shoulders. A long straight neck rises to a folded rim with squared edges. The jar is intact.


From Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken), NE foundation deposit. 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 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition