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Votive beaker

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This blue-glazed faience faience votive beaker was found as part of a foundation deposit. It is a flat-based beaker with asymetrical profile (one side somewhat concave and the other straight) and straight rim. The rim has an incised line around it. One side of the exterior is inscribed with two...

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From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), N.W. corner foundation deposit (NW 21). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 7.1 x 5.6 x 3.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits