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Painted cup and lid

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Flat bottomed, with sides curving into smaller mouth. Conical lid. Four holes around rim and one at apex of lid. Painted with geometric designs in black, white, red, and yellow.


From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, room DD. December 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Legacy dimension: Vessel: D. .086 H. .058; Cover: D. .071 H. .034

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Medium or Technique

Pottery, painted design


The Ancient World