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Amphora

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This amphora has a rilled, ribbed/undulating exterior. The base is rounded and the sides narrow towards the top. The majority of the uppermost portion is broken off and missing, including the neck and rim. The remaining portion was also broken but has been mended, and some pieces are missing...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, grave 51 (tomb of a queen of Piankhy?). 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: August 10, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy)–Shabaka, 743–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4068

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels