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Brown Quartzite; tall, pointed bottom; neck made of a separate piece. Broken and mended; incomplete.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 52. 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 Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. 0.060 H. 0.175

Accession Number

21.2788

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels