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Votive cup

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This faience votive cup was found as part of a foundation deposit. It has a light blue glaze that has worn and faded considerably. The base is flat and the rim is slightly rolled. There is an incised line around the rim as well. The cuip is inscribed on one exterior side with two columns of...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta), S.W. corner foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter (rim) x diameter (base): 5.4 x 5.7 x 4.6 cm (2 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits