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Fragments of a vessel

Seven bags of fragments, Seventy-seven fragments total. One is a fragment of an alabaster vessel with the wrong handle attached.


From el-Kurru, Ku. 19. 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, Early Napatan Period, 840–820 B.C.

Object Place

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4.5 x 96 x 45 cm (1 3/4 x 37 13/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World