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Cup

This cup has a rounded base, straight sides that narrow towards the top, and a straight, unworked rim. The exterior is treated with a red wash. There is a crusty white residue on areas of both the interior and exterior.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 30 (tomb of a queen?), 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: 8.2 x 7.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4464

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits