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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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.4874

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels