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Vase (pear-shaped)

Alabaster; poor quality. Part of one of a pair knob handles at the apex of a triangle formed by two incised lines. Flaring disc rim. Broken and mended, incomplete. Decayed.


From Nuri, Pyramid LVI, Tomb of Queen Sakhmakhur. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Queen Sakhmakhur, 335–315 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World