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Fragments of a vessel

One large and many small pieces of a small vase. Large piece preserves a false lug. 16 small pieces. Arabic note found with 19-3-1489 and 19-3-1490. Stored in bag with 19-3-1490 as of Oct., 2004.


From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 62; 1919 Excavated by the Harvard University-MFA Boston Expedition, March 1919.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Object Place

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5 x 12 x 13 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal


The Ancient World