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Small jar

This small jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse red clay fabric with scattered limestone inclusions, some of which are sizable enough to have undermined the integrity of the exterior surface. The base is rough and rounded. The body narrows very slightly through the mid-section. Much of the...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 29 (tomb of Queen(?) Piankhqew-qa), 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 Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 8 cm (7 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4793

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits