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Small pilgrim flask

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This small pilgrim flask is fashioned of an orangish-red clay fabric. The body is comprised of two shallow hemispherical halves, joined vertically. It has a very narrow neck with a rolled rim. Two roughly shaped (folded) loop handles join at the upper body and just below the rim; one is largely...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 72. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 2.1 cm (5 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4802

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels