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Amphora

This is a relatively small amphora of a red clay fabric. The base is rounded and sides narrow very slightly towards the top. The mouth is wiede with an undulating rim profile. Both the rim and lower body have malformations/indentations from prior to firing. Two thick loop handles on opposite...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 28 (tomb of a Queen Henuttakhebit), NE foundation deposit. 1917: 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 11, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reigns of Aspelta to Aramatelka, 593–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 36 x 10 cm (14 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4071

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels