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Two handled tall bag shaped jar

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This bag-shaped jar, known as an alabastron, has two small knob-handles with pierced holes for suspension. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 17 x 9 cm (6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.246

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels