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Large tall slender jar

This large jar is of tall slender proportions. Though the entire base is broken off and missing, it appears to have been bag- or drop-shaped when intact. The sides of the upper body narrow to fairly wide mouth with a thick straight rim. An incised line is just below the rim. A large fragment of...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), 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 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 x 10.3 cm (14 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4001

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels