Spouted silver vessel inscribed for King Senkamanisken

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspellta
about 643–623 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta)

Dimensions

Overall: 16.7 x 17 x 27 cm (6 9/16 x 6 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.901

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Found in the tomb of Aspelta, this deep vessel features a rounded base and a spout of square section. the hieroglyphic inscription incised below rim includes the cartouche of Aspelta’s father, Senkamnisken.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition