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Alabaster. Broken and mended incomplete. Round bellied jug with one handle. Around shoulder band of hierglyphic inscription, incised and colored red, including two cartouches of Queen Henensayu.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Pyr. IV, Tomb 4. 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

El Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 13.0 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2784a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels