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Alabaster vessel body fragments

Two alabaster vessel body fragments. One with a portion of the neck remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, 170. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian or Egyptian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 10 x 5.5 cm (9/16 x 3 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1531

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels