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This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse deep red clay fabric with sizable limestone inclusions. It has a rough, rounded base and slightly narrowing straight sides that rise to outwardly bulging shoulders. A further constriction at the top ends with a slightly folded rim. Only a small...

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From Nubua (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa), NE foundation deposit. 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: August 18, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 15 x 7 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits