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Vessel in the shape of a bound oryx

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Vessel In form of an oryx bound for sacrifice. One piece. Horns of slate inset.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W.), tomb 609, nos. 1-2-3. 1923: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, early 7th century B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Length: 17.14 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.879

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels