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Cup from a foundation deposit

Faience; greenish blue glaze; much faded, discolored brown. Incised line around top edge, irregular.

Provenance

From Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid XVI, tomb of Akhratan, NE corner deposit, NE 5. 1916-17: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Akhratan, 353–340 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

20.1003

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits