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This jar is fashioned of a light redware clay fabric. It has a rounded base with a roughly cylindrical body (but for a very slight narrowing of the sides at the mid-section). It is topped by a collar-like rim. There are a few sizable limestone inclusions that appear to have undermined the...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 29 (tomb of Queen(?) Piankhqew-qa), NW foundation deposit. 1917-1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 5, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 14 x 3.8 cm (5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits