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Fragments of vessel

Two joining fragments of a water-worn vessel (probably bottle-shaped).

Provenance

Gebel Barkal PYR VI; Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Naldamak, 56–43 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width: 4.4 x 4.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.) Length x width: 2.6 x 2.4 cm (1 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-101

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels