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Vase. Gold, top of handle decorated with incised lines representing a lotus flower; back handle inscribed; handle fastened to mouth of vase by two rivets, and is soldered on to the body of the vase. Flaring mouth, pointed base. Beaten gold.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of King Aspelta (Pyramid VIII at Nuri).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 570 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.341

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels