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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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From Nuri, pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nansalsa), N.E. foundation deposit. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of 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 Queen Nansalsa, 643–623 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 8 x 5 x 4 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits