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Large tall slender bag-shaped jar with handles

This is a bag-shaped jar of very tall slender proportions fahioned of a clay fabric that has fired a dark orange. A portion of the upper body has broken off, but most is still present in the form of one large and two small fragments, these remains comprising a nearly complete vessel. The jar has...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani), Room B along south wall. 1917: 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 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani, 463–435 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World