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Vase (pear-shaped)

Alabaster; prominent horizontal veining; two knob handles on shoulders, one incomplete. Broken and mended, incomplete.


From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the Tomb of Aspelta.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World