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Fragment of a jar

One piece of a vase with a bulbous body preserving a section of the neck and rim. Accompanied by an Arabic note.


From el-Kurru, pyramid 7 (tomb of an unidentified person, probably a queen). 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 Sudan. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Kashta, 750–743 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.5 x 7 x 5 cm (1 x 2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World