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Alabastron

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Pear shaped, finely executed, with two ring handles.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 52. 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)–Shabaka, 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 10 cm (7 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2613

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels