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Alabastron of Queen Neferukakashta

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Tall alabastron (perfume vessel) of veined Egyptian alabaster, with horizontally drilled lug handles.

Provenance

From El-Kurru 52, tomb of Queen Neferukakashta. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.2614

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels