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Hemispherical bowl

This jar is of tall slender proportions. It has high-set, gradual shoulders, a long neck, and a rolled rim. The lower body narrows, likely originally having been roughly conical with a rounded or nearly pointed base. The lower portion, however, has broken off and is missing. The exterior is...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Sakaaye). 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 5, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reigns of Nasakhma to Malowiebamani, 468–435 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 30 x 8.3 cm (11 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World