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Inscribed beaker

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This cylindrical faience beaker, made of pale blue glazed faience, served as a foundation offering in the pyramid of king Aspelta. It is inscribed with the king's name.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), SW foundation deposit. 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 Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.9 x 5.9 cm (1 15/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1021

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits