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Small necked shouldered jar

This small jar is made of a reddish clay fabric. Its exterior is treated with a red wash. The body has a narrow rounded base with sides widening to high-set shoulders. A wide straight neck rises to a wide mouth with slightly folded rim, most of which has broken off. Seven small fragments are...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye), NW 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 7, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13 x 6.8 cm (5 1/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits