Late Classic or early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.
Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, Tomb of King Arakakamani (Beg. S. 6)
Length: 21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.). Diameter of bowl: 4 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Silver strainer with two handles in form of goose necks and heads. Corroded. Part of bowl decayed out.
An identical object, now in the Thessalonike Museum in Greece, was excavated from a tomb near Pella in ancient Macedonia.
From Meroe, tomb of King Arakakamani (Beg. S. 6). January, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition