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Upper portion of an amphora

This is the upper part of an amphora of a reddish clay fabric with areas of blackening. The entire base has broken off and is missing except for one/some of six vessel fragments associated (unclear whether by original context or for shipment only) with the amphora (several of which clearly...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), 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: August 10, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?), 519–510 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 35 x 9.8 cm (13 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World