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Straight-sided, flaring cup

This cup is fashioned of a coarse clay fabric. It has straight, flaring sides, a straight rim, and a slightly pulled base that forms a small foot of sorts.


From Nuri, Pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye), NW 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 Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6 x 20.8 cm (2 3/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits