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Large pilgrim flask

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This is a large pilgrim flask of characteristic shape with circular body, a short narrow neck and mouth, and two loop handles at the neck. One handle on this example has broken off and is missing, and the rim is damaged. Surface treatments have worn considerably.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 55 (tomb of Queen Atmataka). 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: August 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 30 x 5 cm (11 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3991

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels