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Cup

This cup has a generally hemispherical shape with a sligthly flaring straight rim. The base is rounded. Both interior and (at least the rim of) the interior retain traces of treatment with red slip and burnishing/polishing. Prominent white incrustations adhere to primarily the outer surfaces,...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court), V-1. 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 x 11 cm (3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4482

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels