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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

20.1026

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits