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Jar

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light red-brown clay fabric. It has a rough, rounded base that has been shaved to a slight central knob. The sides have an upper and lower bulge and constricted mid-section, creating a shallow sinusoidal profile. An additional constriction at the...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NE foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?), 519–510 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.3 x 5 cm (5 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4786

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits