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This jar is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light red clay fabric. It has a well shaped rounded base (with a slight rounded point at the center). The sides have an upper and lower bulge and constricted mid-section, creating a shallow sinusoidal profile. An additional constriction at the top leads...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 47, SW foundation deposit. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 23 x 8.5 cm (9 1/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits