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Upper portion of an amphora

This is the upper portion of an amphora fashioned of reddish clay fabric. Much of the lower body and all of the base is broken off; seven fragments remain. The sides of the vessel narrow in the top portion. The mouth is fairly wide with an undulating rim profile. Two handles are attached to the...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa), 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 11, 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: 34.3 x 9.6 cm (13 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4070

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels