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Spouted cup with strap holes

This somewhat tall cup has slightly convex sides with a straight rim. It is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. One end has been pressed inward to form a pouring spout. Two opposing holes were made just below the rim for a carrying strap. The exterior may have been treated with a white wash. The...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 13 (tomb of Harsiyotef), foundation deposit. 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: September 1, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef, 404–396 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 11.8 cm (4 1/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4775

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits