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Alabaster. Spherical; two handled. From el Kurru 52.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru 52 (Queen Nefrukekashta, a wife of Piye). 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.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12 x 11.1 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2621

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels