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Large slender bag-shaped jar

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This large jar is of tall slender bag-shaped proportions. It is made of reddish clay fabric. It has a short, straight, slightly convex neck with a slightly rolled rim. There are two loop handles attached on the upper body, one of which is caked with mud. Mud also adheres to some other areas of...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani), Room B. 1917: 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani, 463–435 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 41.2 x 12 cm (16 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World