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This blue-glazed faience faience beaker was found as part of a foundation deposit. It is a flat-based beaker with slightly concave sides that flare to a wide mouth with a slightly rolled rim. There is an incised line around the rim. The light blue surface glaze has worn or flaked off in some...

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From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani), S.E. foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA. (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.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter (rim): 7 x 4.6 cm (2 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits