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Alabastron

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This bag-shaped jar, known as an alabastron, has two small knob-handles with pierced holes for suspension. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. The vessela has been reconstructed from numerous fragments.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 653–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Depth: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1076

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels