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This jar is fashioned of a light reddish-buff clay fabric. It has a spherical body with a rounded base, short straight neck with somewhat wide mouth, and straight rim. The exterior is treated with a red wash/slip, a great deal of which has worn off. The remainder is very flaky in some areas. The...

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From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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 5, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 17.5 x 8 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

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