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Straight-sided cup

This cup, fashioned of a reddish clay fabric, has a flat base and straight sides that widen towards the top to a wide mouth with a straight, unworked rim. There are no signs of surface treatments. A large section of the rim is missing due to a break.


From Nuri, Pyramid 1, NW foundation deposit. 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 unknown king, 369–353 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits