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This flat-bottomed jug has a single handle terminating at the top in a female head and arms, and at the base in the head of the goddess.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb W 354/4. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. W), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 17 x 7.3 cm (6 11/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.964

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels