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Alabastron (bag-shaped vessel)

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Alabaster; broad veining on lower part. Two knob handles below shoulders; slightly decayed on rim.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20.8 x 7.1 cm (8 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1079

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels