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This amphora is fashioned of a pinkish clay fabric. It has a rounded base with sides that narrow towards the top of the body. Two roughly formed loop handles are attached to the upper body. Most of the vessel above the haldes has broken off and is missing. The upper portion is in unstable,...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Aktisanes), NE foundation deposit. 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aktisanes, 315–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 41.5 x 15.2 cm (16 5/16 x 6 in.)

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The Ancient World