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Alabaster. Pear shaped. No handles. Mouth a separate piece fitted in. Rim chipped.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 760, No. 3. Mar. 1923:excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 698–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14.5 x 7.1 cm (5 11/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.948a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels