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Alabastron of King Aspelta

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Alabaster. Pear shape. Knob handles. Inscription around, including two cartouches of Aspelta. Broken and mended. (Card)


From Meroe, Tomb Beg. S 44. February, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height x diameter:14 x 9.7 cm (5 1/2 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World