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Alabastron

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Fine, white banded calcite. Pear shaped, with two ring handles. Minor damage at rim, otherwise excellent condition.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 55. March, 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 19 x 9.4 cm (7 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2612

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels