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Straight-sided cup

This cup has straight sides and a straight, unworked rim. The base is pulled slightly to create a very small foot of sorts. Some portions have broken away and are missing. Small vessels made of medium to coarse grades of clay are common in grave, tomb, and temple contexts where they could be...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of a Karkamani), NE foundation deposit. 1917-1918: 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 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani (?), 519–510 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4453

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits