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Straight-sided cup with resinous contents

This redware cup has a rounded base with a small pointed node near the center. The sides are straight, narrowing towards the top to a straight rim. Prominent rilling lines are visible on the exterior, and there are traces of a red wash. The exterior also has small spots of black. It is in...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 30 (tomb of a queen?), SW foundation deposit. 1917: 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits