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Red ware, with two loop handles. Wheel made. Broken but about complete. Mended by Young, 1932. Associated with the jar (unclear whether by original context/content or from shipping) is a small lump of slag with dark brown earthy incrustations and areas of a light green patina.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, grave Ku. 52 (Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Syro-Palestinian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy)–Shabaka, 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 54.4 cm (21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3237

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels