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Decorated cylinder beaker

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The cylinder beaker has a rounded bottom and plain rim. The beaker is decorated with alternating ankhs and rosettes, which are bound on the top and bottom by two lines. Gold/brown paint is used against a white slip.


From Aniba, tomb G 624. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum. (Accession date: March 25, 1992)

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MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 270–320


Aniba, Nubia (Egypt)


Height x diameter: 8 x 9.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World