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This small fiaence cup was found as part of a foundation deposit. It has a flat base with slightly concave sides that flare to a slightly wider mouth. The rim is straight with an incised line around it. The light blue surface glaze is somewhat worn, with many pock marks that expose the...

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From Nuri, pyramid 9 (tomb of Aramatelka), S.W. foundation deposit. 1916-1918: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 4 x 4.2 x 3 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits