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Votive beaker

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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 flaring to a wide mouth with a slightly rolled rim. There is an incised line around the rim. The beaker is inscribed with two columns of hieroglyphic text,...

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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 7.4 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm (2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.990

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits