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Bell-shaped beaker

This bell-shaped beaker is fashioned of a dark red-brown ware fabric. Its base is pulled to a knob-like point. It has a slightly flaring, pinched rim. Both the interior and exterior have a somewhat thick application of a white slip. The interior has some earthy incrustations as well. The beaker...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 13 (tomb of Harsiyotef), chapel. 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 25, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef, 404–396 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13.5 x 13 cm (5 5/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits