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Alabastron

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Alabaster. Pear shaped. Knob handles.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 671, No. 3. Mar. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 690 B.C.–?

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.7 x 3.2 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.943

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels