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Vessel fragment

From 7 fragments of alabaster including a piece of rim of bone. 21-2-678a is the rim of an alabaster vessel.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 181. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 653–593 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

20 x .9 cm (7 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12214.1

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels