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Flaring-sided cup

This cup is fashioned of a somewhat coarse light redware fabric. Straight sides widen from a flat base to a straight, flared rim. It is broken with pieces missing, and the rim is chipped. No surface treatments are evident.


From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), SW foundation deposit. 1916-1918: 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 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 9.9 x 14 cm (3 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits