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Double rimmed beaker

This beaker-like vessel is made of a reddish clay fabric. It has a slightly recessed flat base and straight sides that end at a flaring rim. The interior of the rim recurves downward and then up to a second smaller, inner rim, creating a curved, shallow ledge/trough along the perimeter of the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, tomb 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: 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, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 11.7 cm (4 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4510

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels