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Alabastron

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Alabaster. Tall; round bottomed. Pierced ring handles. Perfect.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb W 609, no. 4, March 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 712–664 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 23.4 x 10.4 x 13 cm (9 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.881

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels