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Inscribed beaker

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The sides of this blue-glazed faience beaker are inscribed with the name of king Anlamani. It was part of the foundation deposit of his pyramid.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani). 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 Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.6 x 5.4 cm (3 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.977

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits