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Vessel fragments

Eight pieces of a vessel . Fragment #1: Irregular shape with one flatsurface. Fragment #2: Irregular shape with one flat surface. Fragment #3: Irregular dome shape; flat end has circular indentation Fragment #4: Long, conical fragment; narrows at one end; broken at wider end.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Room 905. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,


Gebel Barkal, Nubia


Fragment 1: 4.7 x 9.5 cm (1 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.) Fragment 2: 4.7 x 6.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.) Fragment 3: 3.9 x 4.7 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.) Fragment 4: 2.5 x 7.9 cm (1 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World