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Bag-shaped shouldered jar

This jar is fashioned of a light redware clay fabric. It has a rounded base with a bag-shaped lower body. The sides then constrict slightly at the mid-section before widening to sharp shoulders. There is a very short straight neck and a straight, haphazardly folded rim. The rim is chipped. The...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), 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: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 5.5 cm (5 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4788

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits