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Cup from a foundation deposit

Faience; light blue glaze, inscribed with name of Anlamani; glaze has flaked off in patches; edge chipped; cracked. Incised line around rim.


From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: Found in foundation deposit under S. E. corner of Pyramid VI at Nuri, the tomb of Anlamani.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits