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Cup

This slender cup has a rounded base and sides that narrow towards the top. The rim is straight. The exterior is treated with a red wash that has dripped into the interior in some areas. It is broken but has been mended, and some portions are missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NW foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?), 519–510 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7.3 cm (3 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4466

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits