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Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel)

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Alabaster; pear-shaped; two small handles; horizontal band of hieroglyphics around the vase just below the handles; two names of Malanaqan in feathered cartouches on the front.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Malonaqen). 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen, about 540 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 6 15/16 in. (17.7 cm)

Accession Number

20.1069

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels