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Fragments of an alabaster vessel

Four fragments of a vessel, including one which preserves a lug handle and a flat everted rim.


From el-Kurru, Ku. 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, possibly reign of Kashta, 750–743 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm (1 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World