Napatan Period, reign of Queen Sakhmakhur
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid LVI, Tomb of Sakhmakhur
Height x diameter: 11.1 x 3.9 cm (4 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Alabaster; poor quality. Part of one of a pair knob handles at the apex of a triangle formed by two incised lines. Flaring disc rim. Broken and mended, incomplete. Decayed.
From Nuri, Pyramid LVI, Tomb of Queen Sakhmakhur. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition