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Vessel body fragments

Fragments of apparently spherical alabaster vessel with band of inscription around belly. (Goes with 19-3-567)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Pyramid 4. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, about 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width: 6.9 x 8.1 cm (2 11/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2376

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels