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Polished blackware beaker in the shape of stacked cups

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This highly polished black beaker is of an unusual type characteristic of the classic phase of Kerma pottery. It is meant to imitate a group of the more common Kerma "tulip beakers" stacked in a pile.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 308, no. 1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Sudan (Nubia)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 17.7 x 11.2 cm (6 15/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2094

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels