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Black-topped red polished beaker

This bell-shaped (or ‘tulip’) beaker is of a type characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The black top was attained by turning the beaker...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Egypt), Kubban. (ASN 110/23). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: June 28, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11.7 x 15.1 cm (4 5/8 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3452

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels