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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)

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

24.886

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels