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Fragmentary body of a black polished bottle

Three fragments remain to comprise the majority of a bottle fashioned of a buff-colored clay fabric and treated with a black polished exterior. The neck and rim are broken off and missing. The body has squat, bag-shaped proportions with a very low, sharp point of inflection and a small flat...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 46,stairway. 1918: 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 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma, 468–463 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World