User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Double-handled, globular vessel

Start collecting

Alabaster; squat pear shaped vessel, with two ring handles.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 53, March 1919. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition;

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 751–716 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 27 x 20.1 cm (10 5/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2623

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels