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Cup

This cup has a rounded base, straight, flaring sides, and a straight rim. Some fragments have broken away and are missing. Both interior and exterior surfaces retain traces of red slip and polishing. The lower portion of the exterior exhibits blackening from use.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court), VII-7, black debris in wide room. 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: August 23, 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: 10.5 x 10.7 cm (4 1/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4481

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels