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Small black polished bottle

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This small blackware bottle has been treated with a black polished slip, much of which has worn away. It has an almost symmetrical globular body with nearly straight sides through the midsection (the upper portion narrows very slightly) and a rounded base. A very narrow, short neck connects to a...

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From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), chamber, intrusive burial (16-A). 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 the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 6, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 9.8 x 3.5 cm (3 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World