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Barbotine cup

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Carinated cup decorated with a design of applied white circles. The cirlces are done in high relief. The body shape is conoid. The base is small and flat. The surface is worn.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan). By 1989: collection of Peter Lacovara, Boston, MA; 1992: given to the MFA by Peter Lacovara.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dows and Marion Dunham

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.) Diameter (mouth): 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.) Diameter (base): 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1992.94

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels