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Lentoid flask

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Alabaster. Lentoid shape; rudimentary handles at neck; base made from a separate piece, in place.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru 51, March 1919. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabako, 712–698 B.C.

Object Place

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 9.8 x 7.8 x 6.5 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2624

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels