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Straight-sided cup

This cup is fashioned of a red clay fabric. It has straight, flaring sides with a somewhat irregular flat base. The rim is straight and unworked. The exterior is treated with a thin cream slip. A portion of the upper part is missing, one fragment of which remains.


From Meroe, .466, FD SE. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 9.7 x 13 cm (3 13/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits