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Pilgrim flask

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This pilgrim flask is of characteristic form with a circular body, short narrow neck and mouth, and two loop handles at the neck. The exterior surface is polished red. It is intact.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: 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. (Accession Date: August 7, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 3.7 cm (5 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.3992

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels