Small pilgrim flask
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tomb 72
Overall: 10.3 x 10.6 cm (4 1/16 x 4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small pilgrim flask is fashioned of an orangish-red clay fabric. The body is comprised of two shallow hemispherical halves, joined vertically. It has a very narrow neck with a rolled rim. Although intended as loop handles, they are folded tightly enough that there are no actual holes. Portions of the exterior have flaked off.
From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 72. 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