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Coarseware miniature/model beaker

This miniature beaker/cup is fashioned of a very coarse reddish clay fabric that has fired to black in some areas. It has a thimble-like shape with a rounded base, gradually expanding sides, and a wide mouth with straight rim. Shaping is rough and by hand. It is intact.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court). 1920: 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 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4.5 x 3.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World