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Amphora

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This amphora is fashioned of a pinkish clay fabric. The body is virtually cylindrical shape, widening only slightly in the upper half. It has a cylindrical knob base. Much of the upper half is broken off and missing, though two fragments of the uppermost extreme and a folded rim remain. Portions...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (tomb of an unknown queen). 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 the Sudan. (Accession Date: August 9, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 90–50 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4006

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels