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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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Provenance

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)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

20.998

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits